The founder of Ubuntu linux – Mark Shuttleworth – has confirmed that the next release of Ubuntu will be version 9.10. He announced the news on this page, and has said that the release is due in October of this year.
He has named the release the Karmic Koala.
The new release is expected to have plenty of new features as he explains on his detailed announcement page.
If you’ve got a few minutes to spare, have a read through his annoucement page and see what you think. It is quite hefty and detailed so you’ll need a little while to read it all, but it does promising and well worth it.