Linux Kernel, an operating system used by the Linux family of Unix-like operating systems, is all set to launch its newest version Kernel 2.8.0 or to be named Kernel 3.0, a report on the ThinkDigit website said.

The Linux kernel 2.x.x series has been in the market for nearly 15 years. The recent Linux versions that have been released are 2.6.37, 2.6.38 and most recently 2.6.39. There have been issues and criticisms about the security and the complex structure of these versions, mainly originating from the complicated numbering system of the versions and their updates, which the company hopes will be fixed in the new 2.8.0 or the 3.0 version.

The new version aims at stabilizing the system for future projects like Linux 3.1 or 3.2, and the security updates will now be coming as 3.1.1 or 3.2.4.

With the kind of success Linux 2.6.x.x has experienced in the last 15 years, it will be a target for the developers to deliver ground-breaking features in Linux 3.0, rather than being just another Linux release.