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Assuming you chose to install Ubuntu alongside Windows during instalation (if you chose to erase Windows and dedicate your whole HD to Ubuntu, you have a different problem): Ubuntu (or pretty much any Linux-based OS) reads Windows files without a problem. You just need to open your file browser (in a fresh installation, it should look like a file-cabinet ...
it depends on what do you want to do either complete fresh install of Ubuntu or DualBoot, complete guide how to install here and more details about partitions you'll be needed here
I have no idea what abuntu is, but i suppose that answer is no. Programs from Windows are different to one from Ubuntu, but you can use Wine - Windows emulator for Ubuntu. You can create another partition for Ubuntu and use these systems both, as well you can run windows apps on linux by Wine and starting them from Windows OS partition. Only one thing to do ...
man rsync From description: "It is famous for its delta-transfer algorithm, which reduces the amount of data sent over the network by sending only the differences between the source files and the existing files in the destination." So the speed you got indicated more or less how quick rsync could confirm that the file was already transferred or confirm ...
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