"The newest Ubuntu Linux, Maverick Meerkat 10.10, is so
close you can almost taste it. And, if you're willing to use the
release candidate of Ubuntu 10.10, you can try it now. I have, and
I like it a lot.
"To put the Maverick Meerkat through its paces, I ran it on my
reliable old laptop companion a Lenovo ThinkPad R61 This 2008
notebook is powered by a 2.2GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor T7500
and has 2GBs of RAM. I also tried it out on one of my usual desktop
operating systems testbed PCs: a Dell Inspiron 530S powered by a
2.2-GHz Intel Pentium E2200 dual-core processor with an 800-MHz
front-side bus. This box has 4GBs of RAM, a 500GB SATA (Serial ATA)
drive, and an Integrated Intel 3100 GMA (Graphics Media
Accelerator) chip set."