What are the Implications of Installing Ubuntu on my Acer 5733 & Other General Questions

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http://askubuntu.com – Okay so I have been using Windows all my life. But in my opinion Windows sucks I only ever stuck to Windows because of its Remote Desktop capabilities. Now That I have a new Job, I no longer need Windows 7, so I am looking to move to Ubuntu, I tried finding similar questions on site but was unsuccessful. So what I want to know is: Can I Install .exe applications on Ubuntu How? What about my Drivers in Ubuntu Will my drivers automatically update Where do I download drivers What is the overall implication of installing ununtu on my laptop (HowTos)