"One feature of Linux that sets it apart from other operating
systems is the ease in which its graphical user interface can be
replaced with something quite different. In this case, we'll work
to mimic Microsoft Windows.
"There are a couple of reasons you may be interested in doing
this. Not least is to produce a familiar and welcoming environment
for your family and friends who are hesitant about switching to
Linux due to concerns about knowing how to operate it.
"Of course, you ought to be concerned about precedent: if people
see your Linux system sporting Windows Vista looks you might be
surprised when they go buy Vista themself and it is much less
stable than what you showed them!"