Danny Stieben

Joined March 2011

Danny is a senior at the University of North Texas who enjoys all aspects of open source software and Linux. You can check out his personal website or follow him on Twitter.

Newsletter Editor and Linux Enthusiast

Feel free to contact at danny@makeuseof.com

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Replace Samsung Apps With These Better Alternatives

2 weeks ago

Whether you have a Samsung device and want to avoid the built-in apps, or you just want some of those cool Samsung features, these are apps you should check out.


Keep A Portable Ubuntu Installation With You Wherever You Go

13th February, 2015

There’s so much you can do with an Ubuntu installation. But what if you could take that same Ubuntu installation and make it portable so you can have it with you wherever you are?


Delete Embarrassing Tweets and Create Self-Destructing Ones With Xpire

9th February, 2015

We’ve all been told that we should be careful about what we post on social media. But that doesn’t mean that you should be afraid to use social media.


How to Get Over Your Fear of Failing at Linux

30th January, 2015

Do you have questions about switching to the world of Linux? If you read this from start to finish, you’ll have plenty of answers and tips to succeed at Linux.


Linux vs. BSD: Which Should You Use?

13th January, 2015

At MakeUseOf, we cover Linux quite a bit as the “alternative” to Windows and Mac OS X. However, those aren’t the only three operating systems out there — there’s also the BSD family of Unix-like operating systems, which are technically speaking different from Linux. In the name of fair competition, it’s time that we gave […]


Productivity on Linux: 7 Apps for Note-Taking

12th January, 2015

Here are seven different applications you can use to write notes and increase your productivity in Linux. Often there are web versions available, but we’ll instead focus on alternative desktop applications you can use.

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Acer C720 and C720P Chromebook Review and Giveaway

12th January, 2015

There’s a Chromebook for virtually every need and budget. And while we’ve been looking at some of the newer form factors (like the all-in-one desktop), it’s time to go back to basics. Smooth performance and a budget friendly price – is this the Chromebook you’re looking for? At the end of this review, you’ll be […]


Can You Run It On Linux? 10 Vital Apps You’ll Want When You Switch

9th January, 2015

To help answer your questions, we’ll take a look at 10 popular Windows applications and whether you have options for them in Linux.


The Best Linux Software

30th December, 2014

Linux is full of awesome apps, both open source and proprietary. People new to Linux and even seasoned Linux users tend to find new and useful software quite often. Here’s what we love.


Got A New Android Phone Or Tablet For Christmas? Here’s What To Do First!

24th December, 2014

So you got a new Android phone or tablet for Christmas, but now what? Learn how to get it set up and take care of it!


Mac OS X Yosemite, From The Perspective Of A Linux User

22nd December, 2014

Mac OS X is used as the poster child for a clean and elegant interface. As a Linux writer, it’s my duty to make comparisons amongst Linux distros, but also against the competition.


Debian vs Ubuntu: How Far Has Ubuntu Come in 10 Years?

15th December, 2014

Ubuntu is now 10 years old! The king of Linux distributions has come a long way since its inception in 2004, so let’s look at how it has developed differently to Debian, the distribution upon which it is based.

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LG Chromebase Review and Giveaway

2nd December, 2014

Chrome OS is blasting it’s way haphazardly onto different form factors – but can it really take on the all-in-one desktop? Here comes the LG Chromebase ($329) to prove it can. Or not.


7 Steps To Install And Optimize Minecraft For Linux

25th November, 2014

Minecraft on Linux does still suffer from performance issues from time to time. However, there are some steps that you can take that can make every little bit of difference.

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ASUS Chromebox M075U Review and Giveaway

20th November, 2014

We’ve lauded praise on Chromebooks before because they’re useful and cheap – but now Google is coming for your desktop. Today we’ll see if the ASUS Chromebox (starting at $159, but $379 as reviewed) is a competent desktop replacement. At the end of this review, you’ll be able to enter a giveaway for a chance to win this ASUS Chromebox! About […]