Well Ubuntu/Canonical/Mr Shuttleworth’s dudes have released an Alpha of Ubuntu 9.04. There is a post about it on OSNews: http://osnews.com/story/20577/First_Jaunty_Jackalope_Alpha_Hops_Into_View
I’ve downloaded it and just spent about 10 minutes in VirtualBox with it and recorded the brief encounter onto YouTube for all to see, here it is:
Enjoy, its not much but at least its something. Of course the artwork used is still Ibex’s but that doesn’t matter that much for now.