I would like to suggest that a "Partial Migration" Option be added to the Linux Mint Installation Wizard, in addition to what normally occurs I would like it to:
1. Offer to backup any existing partitions to a external device.
2. Offer to move Linux and Windows "document" and "desktop" folders to the new install
3. Scan for Linux and Windows Applicatiions that are installed and offter:
A. To install the Linux Mint Version of that exact Application.
B. To install a appropriate alternative based on a database or package survey (similare to http://alternativeto.net/)
C. Offers to Explain Wine and instructs the user to gather the appropriate Windows installers.