Windows XP was well-received when it launched, despite some initial concerns over its changed graphical style from predecessors Windows 95, 98 and 2000. XP enjoyed a stay of execution with Windows Vista turning many users off upgrading, and being an operating system Microsoft perhaps would prefer forgotten - along with Windows ME.
Windows 7 came - and has now gone - and included a "virtual XP mode" to entice Windows XP users to move along. Yet, a large contigent of XP users remained, and despite the solid experience Windows 7 delivered, the new Windows 8 has its detractors too, with many users concerned by the schizophrenic "metro" and "desktop" modes and apps.
Perhaps it is time to look beyond the Microsoft ecosystem; at least teams from StartUbuntu and XUbuntu hope you will, and to this end have produced a flyer in A4 and US letter sizes to gently lead people to consider Linux as a viable option.
Spruiking the benefits and interface of both Ubuntu and XUbuntu, the flyer lets prospective users know that, unlike a Microsoft operating system, you needn't even install it to try it out - just burn to CD, boot from CD and you are in a live system using all your own hardware and without altering your hard disk in any way. It truly is a risk-free trial that lets you see how well it will work with your printer, Wi-Fi network and other devices, as well as familiarise yourself with the environment.
Check the flyer for yourself, or perhaps pass on to a friend who is still running an operating system that while comfortable, will no longer receive updates or security patches within two months.