As usual, here's a quick article, this time about the release of the latest version of Ubuntu : Ubuntu 11.10
You should be able to find all information about this new version on the official website.
If you've never tried any Linux or Ubuntu version yet, this could be the time to get an easy-to-use and functional operating system. If you've already got a previous version installed, it should update by itself.
You can also have an overview of Ubuntu's feel by heading to this page.
In other news, you may have heard aout the death of Dennis Ritchie, the father of the C language and one of the main developers of Unix. After Steve Jobs, another great guy is leaving us.