My favorite operating system, Debian, has released officially its newest version codenames Bookworm. Yes, it gives all its versions names after Toy Story characters. To me, this is one of the most important tech news, but most IT media won't even mention it. Anyway, what do you get with Debian 12? You get almost newest versions of different desktop environments: Gnome 43, KDE Plasma 5.27, LXDE 11, LXQt 1.2.0, MATE 1.26, Xfce 4.18, and Cinnamon 5.6.8. I use Cinnamon, so I am pretty happy. Other application versions are: LibreOffice 7.4, Linux kernel 6.1 (LTS), systemd 252, Vim 9.0, Emacs 28.2, Scribus 1.5.8, etc. Bookworm contains over 11,089 new packages for a total count of 64,419 packages, so basically if there is a Linux application, you will probably find it in Debian's repositories.
The next version Trixie will most likely arrive in two years, but Bookworm will be supported for the next 5 years. If you want to try Debian without installing it on your computer, you can download one of the Live images (iso). I would recommend Cinnamon if you want an experience similar to Windows or Gnome (similar to MacOS).
This is how my Debian 12 looks with Cinnamon as the desktop environment. For me, this is the best Linux distribution, and the best operating system. I've wrote about it some months ago. Debian has been around for thirty years (in August), and here's to thirty more.