Some people suggest that the swap partition is no longer required. However disk space is cheap and so it does no harm to create one even if you never use it.
In this article I am going to be looking at the home partition. The main reason for having a home partition is to separate your user files and configuration files from the operating system files. By separating your operating system files from your user files you are able to upgrade your operating system without fear of losing your photos, music and videos.