I would like to take a few seconds to mention that in one day the latest version of Ubuntu, 10.04 Lucid Lynx, will be released.
In light of this event, I would like to point out a little known fact about the versioning system for Ubuntu.
Recently I discovered the reason for the seemingly massive jumps in numbers from version to version on a friend’s blog. Canonical releases a new version every six months. That being said, the last version was Karmic Koala (v 9.10), released in September of 2010. The previous version, Jaunty Jackalope (v 9.04), was released in April of 2010. That being said, the version system is [month].[year] of the release. A bit clever, despite the lack of subversions.
My worry is still though what we do when we get to a version starting with X (Xciting Xray???) or Y (Yippidy Yanky???).
Enjoy the new and shiny distribution version everyone!