We have good news for those awaiting the next version of Ubuntu Linux. The next version for the Ubuntu 8 platform, alpha release 4, is to be relased on January 31, 2008, and the list of bugs is getting smaller every day. Some of the new features for alpha 4 include using Firefox beta 3 as a browser which has some new visual effects and functional features. The alpha 3 website will link to alpha 4 when the version is available. Canonical does not offer support services for the beta releases (but you probably already know that.)
Look for a release candidate in April 2008 for Ubuntu server version 8.