It's great that so many people are excited... but come on, it just hasn't been released yet. Two different stories hit digg's front page, both inaccurate. While the first one was pretty innocent (few days ago and nobody believed it... well, apart from those couple hundreds people who dugg it :P), the other - the one posted around midnight today (UTC time) - was a bit worse - it pointed people to mirrors that obviously didn't contain final images. People are downloading older images and that's just not a good thing. So here are few things you can do while the final version hasn't been out yet:
- If you want to get it as early as possible, use jigdo. First, get the latest daily image of your choice (links are here - please use torrents). Then, when final version comes out, read Jigdo Download Howto to get just the differences between dailies and the final. There won't be many differences, if any.
- If you're on Edgy and want to upgrade, use update-manager -d, it will nicely upgrade your system to 7.04. Waiting for final won't make any difference, apart from the thing that thousands of other entusiasts will be downloading/upgrading, using the same servers.
- Learn to juggle.
- Play xmoto. It's harder than juggling, but once you learn, you'll love it. It's in Ubuntu repositories (sudo apt-get install xmoto). I started playing this game a year ago or so and can't stop :)
- while($ubuntu704released==false) count_to(10);
- Do anything (that doesn't stressess ubuntu servers - ubuntu.com has been crawling for at least the past 11 hours). Feeling really bored? Look at the comments form below and tell me what are your favorite kinds of cheese.
Update (10 minutes later :) ). It's out. Well, kind of - just the download page, no announcement has been made.