"One of the bigger things happening in the OS industry right now
is the pending arrival of Ubuntu 8.04 (Hardy Heron). The beta
version is available and many of us have been testing it out for a
week or two. Almost as big as the release of 8.04 is that of GNOME
2.22 which is part of the update package.
"This newest version is not the most major revision to Ubuntu,
but its been getting a serious amount of attention. It's hard to
tell exactly if this is because of the increasing groundswell of
attention surrounding the distribution, if it's excitement about
just how good Ubuntu is getting, or it's just standard
Ubuntu-mania, but, as always, it's worth checking out..."