Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, Kernel 3.16 stable will be released soon, for now only the seventh release candidate of the kernel being available (Kernel 3.16 RC7).
The usage of a new kernel is a very important, due to the fact that the newest kernels support the newest hardware specs and come with important performance improvements, compared to the previous ones.
Like Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn, Debian 8.0 Jessie will be also using Kernel 3.16 as default, the developers already testing the RC versions of Kernel 3.16, on the experimental branch.
While the release date for Debian 8.0 Jessie has not been decided yet, the OS will reach the final freeze on the 5th of November. Also worth mentioning, Debian 8.0 Jessie will be the first Debian system that will be using systemd as the default init system manager, a change which will be also implemented on Ubuntu systems, starting with Ubuntu 16.04 LTS.