I regularly podcast 'The Computer Action Show' formerly known as "The Linux Action Show".
One of the co-hosts Bryan Lunduke wrote a nice review about Ubuntu 9.10 and it really has me second guessing whether or not I want to wait for 10.04 LTS.
Some of the new features include:
The Ubuntu Software Center - Which is a combination of Synaptic and an Ubuntu specific software store.
This will give developers the opportunity to sell their own commercial software similar to the android marketplace, and to allow users to easily find and purchase software for their platform without much hassle.
Themes and Icons have been improved. Still orange and brown - but a lot crisper. Also they are including more desktop backgrounds.
Pidgin is finally gone in lieu of empathy.
Built in Ubuntu One - a service that offers file storage and synchronization between different Ubuntu powered computers will be shipping by default.
Now with all that being said - Ubuntu 10.04 LTS will allow you the ability to install the Gnome 3.0 desktop instead of being stuck with 2.8
Some of the other features not covered in the above article are:
Integration with cloud computing and netbooks.
Firefox 3.5.3 installed by default.
Terminal server client & remote desktop viewer.
Computer Janitor - to help you find and remove software packages you might not need anymore.
Canonical is making great improvements to easing new users into the ways of Linux.
Who all here is looking forward to this, or are you planning on waiting for 10.04 LTS?
Scheduled for release 10/29/2009
This post has been edited by Nykc: 23 October 2009 - 10:12 AM