Hey, Lagagnon has a very strong point there! If you ask to me, a lot of desktops are already xp-like, as The Headeacher said, A menu button, launchers, systray, clock. Well, the colors are different. Why will switch to linux a person who can´t change a desktop color, a button, a simple launcher? And perhaps a more important question: we really want to convert that person to linux? My answers: I hope most people uses linux in the future, including that guy, but I think we don´t need to try to convince him. I want to be loved because of who I really am
You are right, Colonel. In an internet cafe, a XP-like desktop is a must. But that is a hole different situation. A guy is renting a computer for a short time, he is not switching to another os. There is some distros for internet cafes, all tweaked to look like xp, firefox with an ie7 theme, thunderbird with a ms-outlook theme, amsn and so on.
Moe has a point too, the linux desktops looks far better than xp and vista toghether