Ubuntu fans will be happy to hear that Ubuntu 8.10 Intrepid Ibex will be released on the 30th of October. A release candidate is now available though for people who can’t wait for that date. If no bugs are found on the said release candidate between now and next Thursday, this build will become the final version of Ubuntu 8.10.
Ubuntu 8.04 users can also easily upgrade their OS to the latest version. Detailed instructions are available on the release notes.
users of Ubuntu Studio are not recommended to upgrade to 8.10 yet because the kernel it uses (Linux kernel 2.6.27) has latency problems.