Ubuntu 6.10, or Edgy Eft has been released. It sports GNOME 2.16, Firefox 2.0 and a ton of other new features including some new eye candy. As of 10 a.m. EST the download servers are a bit slow, but that's what torrents are for. One item of note, the standard Shipit process has changed. At least for now, you can only get free copies of 6.06 LTS. If you want 6.10 you will have to pony up some cash.
"They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary
saftey deserve neither liberty not saftey."
-- Benjamin Franklin, 1759