There's a new version of Ubuntu out tomorrow (18th Oct).
For those who do not know what it is, Ubuntu is a free Operating System than can either replace Microsoft Windows or run alongside it via duel boot or virtualisation (virtualization if you are American). It is designed to be very user friendly and because it is based on Debian Linux it is extremely stable and secure. The new version comes with all sorts of eye candy to rival that in Windows Vista and will run on much lower specification machines. It is also worth noting that as with previous versions you can run Ubuntu from CD to try it out before installing it, although obviously it wont perform as well from CD.
Information on getting Ubuntu is availible here: http://www.ubuntu.com/getubuntu,
basically you can either download it or send off for a free CD and you can read all about what Ubuntu is: http://www.ubuntu.com/products/whatisubuntu
From their official blurb:
What is Ubuntu
Ubuntu is a community developed, linux-based operating system that is perfect for laptops, desktops and servers. It contains all the applications you need - a web browser, presentation, document and spreadsheet software, instant messaging and much more. Ubuntu is free software.
Please remember that until tomorrow most of the site will refer to the old version 7.04 and it may get a tad busy on there tomorrow as last time they released a new version it proved very popular.