It's Ubuntu testing time
Well, if you are not afraid to get your feet wet, your hands dirty and don’t mind the occassional quirk. The Alpha1 version of Ubuntu Intrepid Ibex should hit the servers soon.
If you have been playing with Ubuntu for some time, following a complete cycle of bugfixing, feature adding (and removing) of being enamored and frustrated is a fine learning experience. It can only enhance your appreciation for the final release on October 30th.