Linus Torvalds bumps Linux kernel to version 4.x

Linus Torvalds has announced that the next major release of the Linux kernel will be the 4.x branch, bringing an ‘end’ to the 3.x branch, but don’t expect that to mean major features or disruptive changes: “We don’t break compatibility, and we haven’t done feature-based releases since basically forever,??? Torvalds said.