Category Archives: Operating systems

Posts related to Windows, Android and Debian based Linux.

Junctions in Windows 7

To create a junction you can use the following command from a terminal:

mklink /J C:\...\linkname C:\...\OriginalFolder

To add a GUI, you can install the shell extension from:

You perform the following steps:

  1. install the x64 prerequisites package
  2. install the link extension
  3. restart explorer (you will be prompted after installation)

Then, instead of copy and paste, you use pick and drop to create junctions and links:

  1. Right click on the original file/folder  and select Pick link source
  2. Right click on the destination folder and select Drop Here  Symbolic link




qdpm/softaculous – Internal Server Error

Whoaaa, that was a nasty bug 😮

Use: Debian 8.8 & Apache 2.4 & php 7.0:

  1. Install qdpm via softaculous (or manually, it doesn’t matter)
  2. Navigate to admin page.

and … BOOM: Internal Server Error.

Messages totally misleading. Directory permissions are okay as is the default .htaccess file. Bug is much deeper.

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Copy the file “foobar.txt” from a remote host to the local host

$ scp /some/local/directory

Copy the file “foobar.txt” from the local host to a remote host

$ scp foobar.txt

Copy the directory “foo” from the local host to a remote host’s directory “bar”

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Scriptable File sharing

Links for powerful scriptable file sharing.

Use at your own risk:


and others:



Upgrade to gcc 6.3+ in Ubuntu

To upgrade gcc to gcc6 use the following commands:

sudo add-apt-repository -y ppa:ubuntu-toolchain-r/test
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install gcc-6 -y


To set the new gcc as default use the following:

sudo update-alternatives --install /usr/bin/gcc gcc /usr/bin/gcc-6 60 --slave /usr/bin/g++ g++ /usr/bin/g++-5

Once you have executed the previous command, g++ may not be available.

So you can execute the following to create a link:

sudo ln -s /usr/bin/g++-5 /usr/bin/g++



All letters echo twice

If you type any key in Double commander and it echoes twice in the screen most probably you use an old version of Lubuntu in combination IBUS or XIM. This can happen with Double Commander on old Xubuntu like preconfigured installations of mininet.

Unfortunately it is a known bug.

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Disable Windows Error Reporting

Here is a small REGISTRY file which disables Windows Error Reporting.

This will disable the “Checking for solutions” popup.


Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Windows Error Reporting]


Windows 10 registry files

Here is a list of configuration (registry) files for basic Windows 10 configuration:

Very useful:

  1. Disable “Windows Error Reporting”  (download)

Audio staggering in Windows 10

Before upgrading to Windows 10, check if there are drivers written for your hardware specifically for Windows 10. You should definitely check that drivers exists for your network card and your audio card.

One reason is that Windows 10 suffer from the same (and important) problem Windows 8 suffer: High DPC (deferred procedure call) latency. If the drivers do not work properly you may have high DPC latency, which may result to audio staggering, lag, clicks, drop outs even if your CPU does not reach 100%. This means that there is a high chance you won’t be able to playback movies flawlessly while using the network card! What a break dealer!!! Continue reading Audio staggering in Windows 10


Anatomy of a linux process

A great article about anatomy of a linux process: