I'm using Mac OS X more and more, having come from Windows XP. Since Win9x I've been partitioning my drives into C and D partitions. C is the Systems/Programs partition, D is for Data. The reasons being that it is easier to back up data and when the eventual re-install of Windows is necessary, I just format C and do a clean install.
When I upgraded the hard drive in my mac mini, I did the same but came across some snags. Mac OS X seems to be very home directory oriented, even more so than Windows with My Documents. So by default, programs try to save to the home directory and so the System partition. Same with the desktop. (I used powertoys on XP, to move My Documents, Desktop etc to the D drive)
So, should I just forget about creating separate partitions with Mac OS X? I know there may be ways to move the home directory involving creating links, but is it advisable?
Thanks in advance!