Yeah, bad news on the most part - NTFS with linux is not a point and click operation.
You're best bet, (if it's feasible with the drive and partitioning) would be to create a temporary FAT32 store that you can access from linux which is much easier to setup. On my 60GB laptop drive i had a 10GB FAT32 partition, enough to transfer a couple of dvd images if required.
There are a few projects in the works, like enterprise said, but they require a general understanding of file systems and a pretty good knowledge of linux.
Check out http://ubuntuguide.org/wiki/Ubuntu_Edgy
which has links to the previous versions - dapper, breezy and hoary that i used when i was discovering linux.