So, it's finally here. I downloaded it and installed it last-to-last night. I did have some initial configuration glitches as Ubuntu is the first distro till now to not detect my ethernet card at all. It's weird, but a little Googling was enough to give me a hint that my ethernet card is not that popular, so some distros don't include its drivers. I did get the Linux drivers on my motherboard's CD, but those didn't install and were a bit old. So, I had to hunt down the new drivers myself and eventually found the correct ones. I had to compile the drivers from source, and had to apply some 2-3 other tricks to get it working. Some wise people have said (at least I suppose someone has said), "What life (or an OS, for that matter) could be of any use if Internet doesn't work there?"
Now, my Ubuntu works like a charm. I have my ethernet card working, Internet working, all multimedia codecs installed, etc.,etc. I am enjoying my experience with this latest Ubuntu. It boasts some incredibly fast boot up and shutdown times. So, all in all, I am impressed.8 / 10
for this release.