The latest version of the GNU/Linux distro Debian, Debian Etch (currently in testing), is likely to come out this December. yayy!!! Test rides say the all new Debian is, well... all new :-)
Here's one report : http://distroshack.livejournal.com/4832.html .Steve says the new Debian Installer is very user friendly as is the overall experience of using Debian. That's good news :-) I just can't wait to get my hands on it.