I finally got Ubuntu 8.10 installed. Despite a few problems it seems very nice.
The huge win for me was in the Wireless support. My laptop has a Broadcom wireless card, and I have always had to install ndiswrapper. This time, it worked on the Live CD without me evening having to do anything!
The article mentions the partitioner. I would have liked an option to remove all Linux partitions and automatically create the partitions. The options were remove all, none, or do it manually.
Overall, I am liking it very well. I will keep you posted.