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  • Welcome!

    I'll get straight to the point.

    When I started Pop!_Planet, I launched it because I saw a need for a centralized community for Pop!_OS. To be frank, I never expected the level of popularity it has achieved. Over the last year, we have gone from under 50 users, to almost 400 users. That's awesome! However... it also comes with a downside. We are rapidly running out of disk space on our server, and the bandwidth costs go up every month.

    Pop!_Planet is not affiliated with System76 in any way, and is funded completely out of pocket. From day one, I said that I'd never use on-site ads (I hate them as much as you do), so the only monetization we get is through donations. Right now, the donations we receive don't even cover our overhead.

    I know that most users will ignore this message, and that's ok. However, if even a few of our users are willing and able to donate a few dollars to help offset our expenses, it would be greatly appreciated.

    Support Pop!_Planet

    Thank you for your time,

    Dan Griffiths
    Pop!_Planet Founder

Fork While Fork


Founding Member
Nov 21, 2018
Denver, CO
…or why you shouldn’t trust random code snippets posted online
Note: This is a repost of an article that I wrote four years ago. The basics haven’t changed, but technology has changed in the last four years and some of the recommendations included may no longer be relevant. Take it with a grain of salt.
I thought that by now, everyone knew that running random code was generally a bad idea. No matter who it’s from, or where you found it. If you don’t understand it, don’t run it! Somehow, this always seemed self-explanatory to me; if someone says “Hey, run this!” the logical follow up should be “What does it do?” or, even better, do some research before running it! Well, I was wrong. Not so self-explanatory. I posted something that my long-time followers should remember. I wrote an article on fork bombs give or take two years ago which is sadly no longer available. As such, it’s time for round two!
What IS A Fork Bomb?
At its core, a fork bomb is an exceedingly simple...
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