No, you will not be able to use those programs.
This is because Ubuntu is an entirely separate operating system and the applications have to be installed within said OS.
(Note: OS=Operating System)
While those programs may have linux compatibilty, you'd have to install them within Ubuntu.
However, may I ask what is your reasoning for installing Ubuntu? There may not be a need to replace Windows 8 with Ubuntu, and installing Ubuntu on a pre-configured laptop can have adverse effects on the system (As I have encountered).
I suggest either installing Ubuntu side-by-side with your windows installation, which is referred to as dual booting. (Refer to https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WindowsDualBoot).
If you really want to remove the Windows 8 OS and replace it with Linux, I suggest formatting your hard drive first to wipe the Windows installation (Refer to http://pcsupport.about.com/od/windows7/ht/format-hard-drive-windows-7.htm)
Then install the latest LTS version of Ubuntu which is currently 14.04 LTS (Refer to http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop/)
Now all you need is to burn that image onto a disc. And follow these steps from the Ubuntu i stallation documentation (refer to https://help.ubuntu.com/community/GraphicalInstall)
Make sure you have a good internet connection available whilst installing, and keep your Ubuntu as up-to-date as possible.