"If you want to count the days until Ubuntu 8.10 is
released -- which will happen on October 30th -- you can get a nice
script, to show it on your website. After you get the countdown
script from here, you can even modify it to look the way you want.
Each day, the image will change, counting the days remaining until
the release of Ubuntu 8.10 (Intrepid Ibex)."