I read many times about recommendations that i should have a separate /home partition, and that by doing so, when a new release is out, i can do fresh install without loosing my files.
My question is, if i did so, all my installed applications will be wiped right? after new installation i mean!
Also, does the installer understand that it should not wipe the old /home but update it (if needed) ?
Is there any way to save time of re-installing all applications again & again every 6 months? without upgrading, because simply, many new stuff do not get applied when upgrading, fresh install is much more recommended everywhere!
One last thing, how much space should be left to / & /home if they are going to be separated? i know it varies from user to user, but average or minimum is much welcomed though!