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Linus Torvalds Announces Linux 3.0 Launch

Open Source OS platform Linux 3.0 is officially available now, but chances are that users with high expectations in their minds regarding some big changes in the kernel will have go through disappointment.

The announcement of the arrival of the version 3.0 was made by Linus Torvalds on his Google Plus profile. The Linux 3.0 was scheduled to be released earlier this month, but was postponed following the discovery of a small bug in the path name lookups by Hugh Dickins. The problem has been resolved now though.

"I decided to just bite the bullet, and call the next version 3.0," Torvalds announced on the Linux Kernel Mailing List a couple of months back in May.

"The whole renumbering was discussed at last years Kernel Summit, and there was a plan to take it up this year too. But let's face it - what's the point of being in charge if you can't pick the bike shed color without holding a referendum on it?” he added.

The biggest change that Linux 3.0 is bringing to the OS platform is a better ARM implementation, which was previously criticised by Mr Torvalds as inelegant and bloated.