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... But after having actually experienced it, and having things they didn't even think about happening (like loosing family members while in, or having their kids grow up without them etc) they don't want to go through it again.....
But that's not the case with sociopaths or people w/o friends and family. If a criminal on their own in the world gets out of the slammer, what's keeping them from going back in?
OP - if your users are anything like my users, nothing will ever be good enough and they abhor any changes whatsoever. Try to pick the path of least resistance (for you), which may very well be new hardware with winders. Also know that no matter what, you'll have a month of hell (your hell - also depending on number of users) for most of the users and a small subset of users will always be unhappy with it, think it is the computer's problem, think the computer "hates them" and not be able to do their job no matter what. That is when you have to be an ass and put your foot down and tell your boss to tell their boss to tell them shape up or ship out. Don't tell them yourself, then they get all pissy that you are pissy and that never turns out well.
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