"If you're not in a huge rush, you may find a number of programs
that work in both operating systems. One way to prepare yourself
for the switch, then, is to change over to the other program when
you're still in Windows. You can make sure it works with your
existing files and get used to the interface. Then, when you switch
to Linux, you end up in a much more familiar experience.
"There are a number of resources available online that list
Windows applications by category, and the Linux applications that
do the same thing. Some of the better ones are:"