"Out of the box, Linux Mint is supposed to be the 'click and go'
linux distribution. Just boot the live cd, install it, and then
you're ready to go without any huss or fuss. That's not exactly
true. While the concept is good in theory, it's not achieved in
practice. But fear not! While there are some shortcomings, those
are rather easily overcome. You just have to be willing to do them.
The first thing to do to get started with Linux Mint is to boot the
live cd. You can get it from the Linux Mint homepage under the
downloads section. The live cd typically takes between three to
five minutes to boot and loads into a complete, ready to use
desktop. One strange thing that loads up once you reach the desktop
is a note taking program called 'Tomboy...'"