Come on El Reg!
"Linus Torvalds has pressed the “Go” button on version 3.15 of the ***LINUX KERNEL***
The new release will be welcomed by gamers and laptop owners, as the ***OPERATING SYSTEM***"
Linux is not an operating system, it has never been an operating system, it will never be an operating system, it can never be an operating system. It is the kernel, that is all. It does lots of wonderous things and it a joy to behold, but it remains the kernel.
It will form part of an operating system when someone (e.g. Red Hat, Debian) plumbs it into the rest of the parts and forms an operating system.
There is a shit-tonne of work that goes into making a Linux-based OS and to keep throwing all the glory on to just the kernel belittles the efforts of others.