With Hardy Heron due in April -- it will be the next long-term support version -- Canonical is already setting priorities for the next offering, Intrepid Ibex. According to the Ubuntu folk, as reported by News.com:
"A particular focus for us will be pervasive Internet access, the ability to tap into bandwidth whenever and wherever you happen to be," said Canonical Chief Executive Mark Shuttleworth in an e-mail announcement of Intrepid Ibex, also known as version 8.10. "We want you to be able to move from the office, to the train, and home, staying connected all the way."
In other desktop Linux news, Adobe is looking for a few good Linux users to help test the "pre-beta" version of AIR for Linux, "a cross-platform runtime for delivering Rich Internet Applications to the desktop." Finally, they are moving beyond Windows and Mac. Are you brave enough to be a tester?