After 8 years on my PIIIs w/10Gb HDs, I've bought a Core2 duo w/320GB HD
and 4GB mem. I will install Lenny AMD64.
Usage will will be primarily web development using multiple browsers,
Emacs, GIMP, Inkscape and ImageMagick. I also plan to run Vista Home
Premium in a VM (probably VirtualBox). I suspect that large swap and
temp partitions will be helpful, as I tend to leave my apps up and
running. Space is needed for mirroring 3 or 4 web sites at a time; may
be in /home/* or /var/www/
LAN servers, Apache, mail and MySQL will remain on the PIIIs.
All the HOWTOs, etc. that I've found talk about 2-10GB HDs, which were
helpful in 2000 when I first installed Debian. I find them less so when
looking at so much more space.
I will appreciate any and all suggestions for a partition plan,
especially those where a rationale for the plan is included.
Anyone can make a usable web site. It takes a graphic
designer to make it slow, confusing and painful to use.