How can I save and read files from Apple's office suite, iWork? It includes applications like Keynote (for presentations), Pages (word processing), etc.
There is no universal "Mac format". Applications have their own file formats for storing data.
An office suite for Ubuntu is LibreOffice. To allow for document exchange, save the file in a format understood by both programs:
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I am finding that *.doc files from LibreOffice 3.5 are not readable on the iOS version of Pages. On the Mac version of Pages, the *.doc will open but formatting, footnotes, headers are usually gone. Word to Pages and back is fine. LibreOffice hasn't ever balked at Pages' *.doc export. The problem is only outbound from LibreOffice. I like LibreOffice, but I need the export to be well behaved.