"Aside from having a cute name, Ubuntu 9.10 will have huge
improvements in both the server and desktop editions. For the
server, it will be embracing the API's of Amazon EC2 making it easy
for anybody to setup their own cloud using entirely open source
tools. For the desktop, there will be massive changes. Ubuntu may
use Red Hat's Plymouth graphical boot in favor of Usplash. They are
also aiming for a much faster boot speed."