Ubuntu is fundamentally different from traditional proprietary software: not only are the tools you need available free of charge, you have the right to modify your software until it works the way you want it to.
Ubuntu includes more than 16,000 pieces of software, but the core desktop installation fits on a single CD. Ubuntu covers every standard desktop application from word processing and spreadsheet applications to internet access applications, web server software, email software, programming languages and tools and of course several games.
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Linux isn't Windows. Microsoft isn't Linux.
You won't find IE, any flavor nor Outlook Express or Outlook.
What you will find is Firefox
The award-winning Web browser is better than ever. Browse the Web with confidence - Firefox protects you from viruses, spyware and pop-ups. Enjoy improvements to performance, ease of use and privacy. It's easy to import your favorites and settings and get started.
Firefox is a crossover which means it runs on Windows or Ubuntu.
There are other browsers available. Great ones too. No IE!
Ubuntu is available on Live CD which mean you can try it without installing.
If you like it, there is an installation CD. You could set up a dual boot.
There are links here, where they will send you the Free CD's. No shipping chgs. Happy Ubuntuing to you............