KDE 4.2 Beta 1 has been released and packages are available for Kubuntu 8.10, the Intrepid Ibex. Through unexpected hospital visits and endless waves of turkey & other merriments, the Kubuntu packaging ninjas always prevail. (Even if they are a week and a half late) These packages install to their normal locations and will upgrade your current KDE 4.1.x installation.
KOffice 2 Beta 3 has been released. Packages are available for Kubuntu Intrepid in the intrepid-backports archive.
Today sees the release of Kubuntu 8.10 featuring the KDE 4 desktop. The Kubuntu developers have been hard at work, bringing you the latest and greatest software the open source community has to offer. KDE 4 reworks your system with a major new revision of the desktop.
This Intrepid release lives up to its name by including many changes, but there are some features that are not yet available in KDE 4. If you would rather stay with what you know then remember that Kubuntu 8.04 is still fully supported, see KDE3-KDE4Migration and Is KDE 4.1 for you? for more information on deciding. You can try it first with the Kubuntu Intrepid Live CD to see for yourself whether or not it really is "for you".