Linux 3.12 Gets Aggressive as Linus Torvalds Plans Linux 4.0

A new Linux kernel debuts as the Linux creator ponders the future of the open-source operating system.

The fifth major milestone release in 2013 of the open-source Linux kernel is now available, providing users with improved file system performance. Linux creator Linus Torvalds also used the launch of the new Linux 3.12 kernel as an opportunity to talk about the future of kernel development.