Beta 1 of Ubuntu and Kubuntu 11.10, aka Oneiric Ocelot, has just been released. This is the first really big release of the next version of Ubuntu. Since I am a KDE/Kubuntu guy, I thought I'd do a review of the Kubuntu release.
Ubuntu folks don't need to feel left out, OMG! Ubuntu! has done a review of the Ubuntu release, so head on over there to read what they've said about Ubuntu, while I see what the new version of Kubuntu is like.