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Operating Systems Software Upgrades Linux

Linus Torvalds Says Linux 4.0 Could Be Out In Three Years 174

Posted by timothy
from the next-step-only-got-to-3.3 dept.
darthcamaro writes "The wait between Linux 2.x and 3.x was a long one, but the wait to Linux 4? Well, that will only be a matter of three years, according to Linus Torvalds. '"It's just mentally much easier for people to remember the small number," Torvalds said during the LinuxCon conference in San Diego [Wednesday]. "We'll do 4.0 in three years maybe when the sub numbers have grown in the 20's and our feeble brains can't handle it."'"
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Linus Torvalds Says Linux 4.0 Could Be Out In Three Years

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  • by Anonymous Coward on Thursday August 30, 2012 @09:06AM (#41177303)

    No it isn't.
    Just a couple of years ago I saw an interesting talk about an experimental OS for multicore where the kernel is distributed over the different cores.
    Just because the commercial sector isn't doing shit, doesn't mean research isn't happening.

  • Version nonsense (Score:3, Interesting)

    by GeekWithAKnife (2717871) on Thursday August 30, 2012 @09:56AM (#41177785)
    Does this make any sense really? We thought there will be a move from 2.6 to 2.8, all-of-a-sudden we had version 3.0 (Where are my .4 worth of upgrades BTW?) How much time did it take to move from 2.6 to 3.0? Considering the current, latest kernel is 3.5, it could be decided tomorrow that the next update will warrant a version 4.0. What does this version business equate to? how can you measure how much better it is based on this "version"? Would it not make more sense to date stamp the release? At least that way you'd know that X development time was put in between 3.5.1 & 3.5.2. I think we need a better system than "version".
  • by GeekWithAKnife (2717871) on Thursday August 30, 2012 @10:39AM (#41178233)

    Exactly. Why don't they just copy Apple's current system and call it 'The New Linux Kernel'?

    Rest assured, if you call it iLinux you will be sued. Especially if this is software run inside a rectangular device. P.S. You might be safe for the fact it may not run on a given processor though.

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