WhatPC.co.uk have reviewed Ubuntu Edgy Eft and goes through much installation of this 3-page review.
Read it here
Away from the Desktop there have been some more adventurous developments. The start-up procedure has changed dramatically, replacing the standard init that Linux distributions have always used with a new system called Upstart. This is developed by Ubuntu (primarily Scott James Remnant, an employee of Ubuntus parent company Canonical).