I was wondering if, perhaps, there was some way to temporarily disguise ubuntu 9.10 as Windows XP. Has anyone done this before?
Here is the easiest way I have found, XpGnome: http://ubuntu.online02.com/node/14
I am not an Ubuntu user myself, but there are lots of discussions on the net regarding your requirement. Here's one - http://www.catswhocode.com/blog/30-gnome-themes-to-enhance-your-ubuntu-experience
And a whole discussion thread with a few pointers, here - http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=480508