Welcome to Mint Forum
You will find lots of useful information here and on the community site http://community.linuxmint.com/
Another useful feature is the Google Linux plugin for Firefox- open Firefox open Tools menu,choose Add-ons,select Browse All add-ons and search Google Linux from there.
We also have IRC channels - open MintMenu>Internet>XChat and you will be connected automatically to #linuxmint-help and #linuxmint-chat
Have fun with Mint