Easing the Transition to Linux
Unlike cigarettes and other drugs, it is unlikely that you will be
able to get someone to quit using Windows "cold turkey". Instead you
are going to wean them. That means giving them the chance to go
back to Windows if they need to. You may also have a situation where
someone needs a particular application
that runs under Windows but
not yet under Linux and there is no acceptable substitution. Either
they have two machines or switch back and forth between, booting the
system they need.
Once you have the right software and can access the necessary data , your users
(or you yourself) can do their jobs. Being able to switch back to Windows, as needed,
means you can avoid painful withdrawal symptoms. With the right look, users have the feeling
that they are still in friendly territory. With access to all of the necessary data, there
is nothing standing in the way of making the transition (at least slowly).