As we can see here, MS Windows wants to welcome everybody with a well known look, which just reminds on home. In fact, this is a research done by the government, to find out whether it is possible to control the amount of visitors with such welcome messages. I can tell you, since they started to welcome visitors like this, the amount of visitors got unhalved.
Now, I, as an free desktop enthusiast, think we should prepare for the worst when entering the plain/train to Dublin. So, don’t forget your Kubuntu CD’s, your Kay-Shirts and last but not least the Kay’s. Also make sure you know every single detail about KDE, people usually take you more serious, if they notice you know what you’re talking about 😉