The new version of Ubuntu, 10.10 Maverick Meerkat, has been released today (or, rather, yesterday).
I am reluctant to try it out so soon, but there are issues with Lucid on my EEEPC (shortened battery life, somewhat unstable wi-fi at times) that make me very impatient to try Maverick out. perhaps the coming week, as I get relieved from my short term as an administrator.
Wow, more time for research and tinkering!
UPDATE: upgrade done, as expected, WiFi works way better (looks like it was the kernel case, as the 2.6.35 version hasn’t arrived at Lucid yet). The signal strength is better now, and the nm-applet doesn’t accidentally just disappear. And yes, the connection works on AC power.
Ubuntu, I owe you a post on why I love thee.