Here's the second batch of Interesting Links for the month of May.
Things concerning Linux:
Tails 0.18 released with more persistence related additions.
Ubuntu planning a new package format, initially for the Ubuntu Phone and Tablet.
Tired of long freeze periods for Debian? Who isn't? Well, these guys have a proposal to fix that.
Here's why I feel that systemd is overkill.
Internet and Browsers:
Firefox 21 released with more useless additions to Do Not Track (DNT). An interesting addition is the Firefox Health Report feature. Hopefully, it won't have a negative effect on Firefox's performance because of the constant collection of data.
Talking of Firefox, here's a list of all the "About protocol links" with their explanations.
Yet another Firefox news: Ubuntu is planning to replace Firefox with Chromium. With Ubuntu on a massive replacing spree, I wonder if they plan to replace Mark Shuttleworth :P
Want to dig deeper into the technicalities of BitTorrent? Here's a very informative wiki article about the subject.
Move over BitTorrent, now you can encode and share data using a video.
An insightful article by the EFF concerning the deprecation of Google Chat in favour of the walled garden known as Hangouts.
PyPI (The Python Package Index) starts using a CDN. Finally, you will be able to download packages faster!