Hello everyone

I always read that it is good to make a separate /home partition for your documents and that if you make it NTFS you can share it between Linux and Windows in a dual boot.

But what is actually the advantage of this configuration as opposed to where I just keep my documents on my Windows partition and mount that one when working in Ubuntu? (except that you don't loose your documents when formatting the windows partition)

And if I were to make a separate home partition, on which partition would I best locate my (Windows) program files? On the home partition?

thanks in advance
cheers