In few more days we will have Ubuntu Hardy Heron Alpha 1 released, this is the LTS (Long Term Support) version of Ubuntu (One of the major Linux distros) since 6.06 Dapper Drake.

Long Term Support releases are intended to be stable releases, for those who need a really stable OS either because they do not like to be experimenting or just because they need the OS for server applications.

So on November 29th we will have Alpha 1 ready and on April 24th 2008 the final release is scheduled.

Check the schedule