Say Hello To Linux 3.0; Linus Just Tagged 3.0-rc1

For anyone that was doubting Linus Torvalds would finally part ways with the Linux 2.6 kernel series, you lost your bets. On the eve of Memorial Day in the United States and his departure to Japan for LinuxCon, Linus Torvalds just tagged Linux 3.0-rc1 in Git.

It was just one week ago that Linus Torvalds brought up the matter of whether its time to end the Linux 2.6 kernel series with there already being 39 major releases and its development period having lasted longer than major series in the past.

Linus at first was considering the next kernel series to be Linux 2.8, but then that changed to being the Linux 3.0 kernel series. It looked likely that it was the end of the road for Linux 2.6 with the kernel developers being quite positive towards a change.

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