Today, Ubuntu 8.10 Release Candidate will be released to the public. Today’s release candidate will most likely be what you will see in the final release which is scheduled to be released a week from today (October 30th).
The only time anything is ever changed in a Release Candidate is when there is a show-stopper (crash, data lose, etc.). It will of course be updated from time to time after final release, but only for security fixes and other serious bugs.
It won’t be long before I run an upgrade and start testing Ubuntu 9.04, but I can give you my word that Ubuntu 8.10 is ready to be released! I just hope you’re ready for it!
UPDATE (2008-10-23 @ 4:55 PM):
If you want to try out Ubuntu 8.10, you can find upgrade instructions here.
After upgrading, you may want to take a look at a list of software to install after each Ubuntu setup for Ubuntu 8.04 or Ubuntu 8.10. I’ve even included a terminal commands for a copy and paste install that will install everything at once (simplifying your life 😉 ).