Temporary. I will use it so I can see.
Linux mint's live CD boots in too high a resolution, but if I use a good monitor and then swap it, I should be able to see.
I tried it last night and it seems Linux Mint GNOME is a little to high end for this computer (256mb ram, 866Mhz CPU). It was very laggy. So I decided to download the fluxbox edition. I shall try that after school.