It seems like a fitting way for our hardcore crowd to celebrate the official launch day of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus by unlocking the bootloader and/or rooting their shiny new G-Nex. Of course, our astute forum members have already crafted the best methods for such a task, and posted it previously. Here is a front page reminder to check out our Galaxy Nexus Development forum, if you want to give it a go, and to find any new and interesting hacks/mods for the G-Nex in the future. Here is that forum section: Galaxy Nexus Development.
Here is the amazingly detailed (and much appreciated) G-Nex Boot-loader Unlocking & Rooting instructions post from our forum member, sbenson: [How To] Unlock Bootloader & Root Galaxy Nexus.