Welcome to the Mint forum Michael.
You will find a lot of information and help from some Mint users.
Give the Mint Community Website at http://community.linuxmint.com
You will also find help at the IRC channels. Go to the Menu, Internet, XChat IRC and when you open it you will automatically be taken to our #linuxmint-chat and #linuxmint-help channels.
Enjoy Linux Mint as much as we do