One of the many amazing sessions given at the DrupalCamp Leuven 2015 was about tests applied to small / medium sized projects. I was a bit sceptical, we all agree that testing should be part of any development process, but it can run you quickly out of budget on small projects. @pfrenssen has just proven the opposite.
I wondered if there was a solution to play around with Drupal 8 on a Chromebook (super cheap hardware / "everything in the cloud model" with a 16G SSD).
After some reddit I discovered that Koding.com provides you freely, in the browser, a VM / terminal plus a text editor for PHP and other popular languages (Ruby, Python, ...).
Open up your Koding Terminal and cd in the Web directory (default, single docroot for a VM).
The default Drupal 8 .htaccess provides +FollowSymLinks.
There is an old discussion about that on the Virtualmin forum.
A patch is under creation for Drupal 8. It changes the
Options +FollowSymLinkson the root .htaccess directory.
You should also change this on the sites/default/files .htaccess