I've been reading about file systems and partitions and such and have some questions.
I currently use Win7 64bit and am pissed off so much by it today that I am pulling the trigger and going 100% linux.
I have the following hard drives:
120 GB SSD in SATA0
250 GB 7200 RPM in SATA1
500 GB 7200 RPM in SATA2
1000 GB 7200 RPM in SATA3
DVD R/W in SATA 4
BluRay in SATA5
I have an AMD dual core 2800ghz socket AM3 processor on a Gigabyte MB with 8GB ram and a GeForce 550 Ti video card.
I want to know what file system would make my system run fastest.
I know I need at least a / and swap partition, but do I need a /boot and /home partition? And where do those partitions go? Where will programs get installed and where will pictures/video files/music files go? I currently have all my HUGE number of mp3 files (audiobooks and music) on my 1000 GB and most of the rest of the stuff on my 500 GB disk. I tell Windows to put My Documents, My Videos, etc on the 250 GB disk. Does the linux partiuoning system work somewhat the same?
I know thgat's a lot of questions, but i don't want to be resinstalling over and over. I want to do it once and be done with it for as long as possible.
One last thing: How vulnerable is Ubuntu to viruses?