There are a couple of things I really like about Windows XP.
So, is it possible to...
a) Add Startup and Shutdown sounds? If yes, where/how can I do that? Can I use Windoze' sounds in "Media"? What I found in the Mint Forum was more slightly confusing than helpful for a Linux noob like me .
b) Create something like a MS Windows 'Quick Launch' folder?
Also, can I ...
a) Change the icons of the Desktop folders (now all in green), i.e. how to select/where to find the 'custom icons'?
b) Open/use Internet Explorer favorites in Mint Mate? I copied several folders that contain IE favorites on the Mint Desktop and would like to be able to open these bookmarks by clicking/double clicking on them.
c) Make Mint Mate a bit more colorful, i.e. change the gray borders of the application windows to something more appealing, that is give it an Win XP-like look (with round corners, etc.)?! Is "Wine" perhaps an application to do that with?
d) Open MS Outlook 2003 mail in Mozilla Thunderbird? I think while trying to open one message I read something to the effect that Caja needs a program that handles 'OLE2 compound document storage'?!
John aka MintDude2013