Hello i have used Linux before (ubuntu 8.10) however i am looking into switching to it at home, but there are a few questions i would like to ask before i do switch.
1. I know that you can partition a hard drive as such (from what i have read to be a good setup);
what i would like to know is that if the system were to malfunction or i were to do a fresh install of mint how would that go if i had the partitions set up as above, as home i would want to leave untouched would a fresh install just be installed into the / directory and then split into sub directories or will my home partition still be the only home directory on the drive (i do hope i am making sense here).
2. as i have a new(ish) PC i would like to give 64it a go but will it still run 32bit Linux and m$ apps (through wine) and would it give me any better power as such (typical home user).
any other information that you may think that will be of help to me i would be grateful for it
Thanks in advance,