I understand this is somewhat less Ubuntu related, but it affects it.
So,what is so new about it that Linus decided to name it 3.0? I'm not trying to get information about the drivers that got into it or stuff that always gets improved. I want to know what really made it 3.0. I read somewhere that Linus wanted to get rid of the code that supports legacy hardware. Hm, not sure what that really meant because 3.0 is bigger (in MB), not smaller, than, say, 2.6.38.
What was the cause of naming it 3.0?