Quote Originally Posted by bug77 View Post
I opened the article hoping to read about a new major feature, too. Like when the switch to 2.6 was made and the kernel received a much improved scheduler and such.
Without these, they may call it 6.6.6 or 31.33.7 for all I care.
Major features are released in 2.6 as they come along. The CFS scheduler was released in 2.6.23. I don't know anything about the 2.6.0 scheduler, but they released a new one without bumping to 2.8 or anything.

There have been tons of other huge features like GEM memory management for GPUs and all the other work in DRM, new filesystems, etc