While I may be taking Seopher.com away from being completely Linux oriented, it's impossible for the impending release of Ubuntu 7.10 to be completely overlooked. Let's take a look at the newly released Gutsy Gibbon Beta to see quite how big a splash the Gibbon is going to make.
The biggest step forwards as far as I'm concerned is the improvement to the configuration of the X server. This means that you're now able to make changes to your display configuration without faffing around gediting your Xorg.conf file. This is a massive bonus for those new users who don't actually want to do things on a command line. As a "normal" user would expect, setting the screen resolution is a matter of clicks. Adding a second monitor is (theoretically) an easy process although I've not tried it myself.