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Jun 8, 2011

What’s In A Name? Linux Does It By Numbers.

Linus Torvalds has said goodbye to the Linux 2.6 kernel series. He has renamed Linux 2.6.40 kernel. It is now Linux 3.0 kernel with a second dot and another zero (3.0.0).  There had already been 39 major releases of the 2.6 kernel series.

The kernel name is not the only change. When this release is officially launched later in the summer, reports say this kernel release will include cleancache support, a Microsoft Kinect Linux driver, and various open-source graphics driver improvements.

Linus said names and renumbering were talked about at last year’s Kernel Summit, but he felt “what’s the point of being in charge if you can’t pick the bike shed color without holding a referendum on it? So I am just going all alpha-male, and just renumbering it. You’ll like it.”

What do you think, do you like it?

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  • I like that and looking forward for the new release and I think it will give us major improvement in the graphics area.

    • Maureen Griffith

      Neill,
      It does look like the new release is bringing many new features that users like you are welcoming and excited about. Thanks for your feedback.

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