Mining

Link livenet has not been launched yet, so any mined Link will be worthless.

You need to have a Link account to receive the mining reward. If you do not have one already, go to the Link console and run personal.newAccount();.

CPU mining

Parity

Parity needs to be run with the address to receive the mining rewards specified with --author. Then run ethminer -F http://127.0.0.1:8645. -t can be specified to set the number of cores to be used. It defaults to using all cores.

Geth

CPU mining with Geth is very easy. Run the regular Geth command, but add the --autodag --mine options. It will mine into the first account that it knows about. This can be overridden with --etherbase. It defaults to using all cores. This can be changed using the --minerthreads option.