What you smell is the acrid aroma of a small nerve cluster in Cory's limbic system spontaneously shorting out through sheer orgiastic ebullience: the latest version of Ubuntu, code name Hardy Heron, is now available for download. Improvements nclude:
GNOME 2.22, Linux kernel 2.6.24, PolicyKit, PulseAudio, Xorg 7.3, Firefox 3 Beta 5, Brasero, Transmission, World Clock Applet, Vinagre, Uncomplicated Firewall, Totem, Inkscape, ActiveDirectory integration, iSCSI support, Memory Protection, SELinux Support, umenu, Virtualization, and the Wubi installation option for Windows users.
The site is getting absolutely hammered, so keep trying.
I'm looking forward to giving Ubuntu a shot again whenever I end up purchasing some type of Eee-style sub-notebook: there's no way I'm going to use it over OS X on my Mac, but every time I've played around with it, I've thought it was quite lovely.
Download Ubuntu Hardy Heron 8.04 [Ubuntu]