Welcome to Mint forum
You will find lots of useful information here to help you,there is also a community site http://community.linuxmint.com/
with tutorials,software reviews,a hardware database and ideas for future development.
If you prefer real-time help we have IRC channels,open MintMenu>Internet>XChat and you will be connected automatically to #linuxmint-help and #linuxmint-chat
Have fun with Mint