The official release announcement from Linus Torvalds has yet to come down the pipe, but today's 3.15 final release was expected. For those not up to date on our Linux 3.15 kernel coverage, there's been dozens of articles in recent weeks about this latest major kernel update. A summary of this new kernel's top features can be found via the aptly named The Top Features Of The Linux 3.15 Kernel article. There's a lot of great stuff in this new kernel release for everyone!
Due to Torvalds' schedule this month, the 3.16 merge window has already been opened for the past week and for this next kernel version there's the ever-lasting trend of adding a lot of new features.
Stay tuned for more benchmarks of Linux 3.15 this week on Phoronix and then once the merge window is over next weekend we will begin testing the early snapshots of the Linux 3.16 kernel.
Update (3:18 PM EST): Torvalds' release announcement is now available.