The ability to have a seperate /home partition on Linux to keep all your settings, personalised stuff and so on is an incredible feature.
I’ve run the development branch of Ubuntu 7.10, Gutsy Gibbon, for a while now (since Tribe III), and when I installed that, I created a seperate partition for my /home.
I just re-installed my system from scratch, and instead of the boring brown (tangerine is the official term) Human desktop, this greeted me:
All my settings, all my themes, everything in /home/menza was exactly as I’d left it before installing.
So deviously simple, yet so unimaginably awesome.
Lasse Havelund on September 1st, 2007