"I am very excited at the prospect of Ubuntu 9.04
(Jaunty Jackalope) debuting in April, but leery at the same time.
When 9.04 is released, I will probably wait until the middle of May
before I even think of upgrading the OS -- unless there is some
super-awesome improvement that I must have. Heck, the change may
even wait until June.
"As an administrator, I know to avoid Microsoft releases until
at least Service Pack 1, and sometimes even later. With Ubuntu
there had never been an issue until 7.04, but that debacle caused
me to rethink my lead time after a release. Since then I have been
waiting at least a month for the last bugs to be squashed after a
release. I will wait until the first batch of updates after 9.04
formally releases, just to be safe."