As usual, concerning hardware drivers ... to the 3.0 RC, they've added few GPU driver updates, bug fixes of VM, VFS cleanups, few ARM consolidations, AMD fusion and Intel platform enhancements and finally the support for Microsoft Kinect Linux driver are added (the notable ones).
So, if there are no "major" features available, then why the heck they released it?.
|"I'm actually older than I look :)"...|
Well... to quote Linus himself...
"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..."Basically it took Kernel developers roughly around 14-15 years to jump from the version 2 to the 3. I guess that they just wanted to start with a stable "number" and move steady rather than adding lot of features all of a sudden and making things "complicated".
Since the latest 3.0 version is at its RC (release candidate) stage... it should interesting which distribution/s has the courage to ship it with their OS and let user get a "taste" of this latest release of the GNU/Linux despite of all these "no new features" talks :). Oh, btw, you can download it from this official Kernel release page.