I know this is probably a question this is asked over and over again but I'm not finding anything close to an answer that I need. I am installing Ubuntu 13.04 on my Lenovo x130e netbook . It has been a long time since I have used Ubuntu (Hardy Heron) so I'm not exactly sure on how to go about this. Here's my system specs:
CPU: AMD e450 apu dual 1.65Ghz RAM: 8Gb DDR3 Corsair Vengence 1066mhz SSD: Crucial M4 128Gb SSD Vid: Radeon HD6320 384Mb
Now here's my questions:
Since I am running a single SSD and have plenty of RAM, should I use a swap file? If so how large of a swap?
I am going to use .ext4 filesystem but is there any specific way I should partition my drive? (1 partition for /home, another for boot, etc...)
I am planning to upgrade to 13.10 when it releases, is there anything I should keep in mind until then?
I have never really used a forum before so I figured that this would be the best time to start. I have decided that I am tired of having to deal with Microsoft and want to break free of their bloated software. I have read through your forums many times before and found that this is probably the best place to begin the process of reacquainting myself with Ubuntu. Thanks for your time!