Finally the most awaited Linux kernel 3.0 is here. Well seeing the working and comparison between Linux kernel 2.9 the new kernel can be said as Linux kernel 2.9.6 or something like that. So its all clear that Linux Kernel 3.0 is not upto the expectation and will be soon replaced by Linux Kernel 3.1 . Also developers has started working on Linux Kernel 3.1.
Linux has just completed 20 years. Which is the main reason behind the launch of Linux kernel 3.0. In the this 20 years journey Linux kernel has been passed out through different series of changes. More than half of Developmental years have been passed out in Linux 2.6 Kernel series.
Linux Torvalds when asked what new in Linux Kernel 3.0 he said so,
“NOTHING. Absolutely nothing. Sure, we have the usual two thirds driver changes, and a lot of random fixes, but the point is that 3.0 is *just* about renumbering, we are very much *not* doing a KDE-4 or a Gnome-3 here. No breakage, no special scary new features, nothing at all like that. We’ve been doing time-based releases for many years now, this is in no way about features. If you want an excuse for the renumbering, you really should look at the time-based one (“20 years”) instead.
So no ABI changes, no API changes, no magical new features – just steady plodding progress. In addition to the driver changes (and the bulk really is driver updates), we’ve had some nice VFS cleanups, various VM fixes, some nice initial ARM consolidation (yay!) and in general this is supposed to be a fairly normal release cycle. The merge window was a few days shorter than usual, but if that ends up meaning a smaller release and a nice stable 3.0 release, that is all
good. There’s absolutely no reason to aim for the traditional “.0″ problems that so many projects have.”
You can download the Source Code of Linux kernel 3.0 from kernel.org. Its available there for free.