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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5 Surprising Reasons Behind The GNOME Resurgence

3 days ago

Today, GNOME 3 is finally regaining users, and there are less people who go online to voice their hatred for the desktop environment. What happened to make GNOME slowly come back?

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Lenovo ThinkPad X131e Chromebook Review and Giveaway

3 days ago

Lenovo’s ThinkPad laptops are known as being among the best Windows laptops you can buy; so when Lenovo released a ThinkPad-branded Chromebook, we were eager to see whether the ThinkPad branding was justified.

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Everything You Need to Know About Fedora 21 Cloud Flavor

2 weeks ago

What exactly is Cloud flavor, and how is it different from the Server flavor? What can you do with it? We’ll take a closer look so you know which choice is best for you.

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Linux VPS Hosting: How to Choose Your Virtual Private Network Host

8th March, 2015

There are various factors that you need to consider when you’re choosing a VPS provider. Instead of naming providers, here’s a general guide that will help you choose the right VPS for you.

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Distro Indecision: A Cheat’s Guide to Choosing a Linux Distribution

6th March, 2015

This guide is all about how to pick the right distribution, and how to test them before you actually commit to using it, arguably one of the most difficult steps in getting into Linux.

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Why You Really Want a Linux Virtual Server Instead of a Private Server

5th March, 2015

We’ll show you how to set up your own server, and explain why a hosted virtual private server (VPS) may still be a better choice.

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10 Mistakes That Make You Sound Like a Rookie Linux User

4th March, 2015

How can you tell when you’re not a Linux rookie anymore? Check out these mistakes rookies make, and see if you’ve made any of them recently. If you have, don’t worry!

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The Very Best Linux Desktop Environment For Programming: The Secrets Of The Pros

3rd March, 2015

Linux is a great choice for programming, as it’s easy to install support for virtually any language you can think of. Programming is simply made easier on Linux. But there’s more to it.

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Replace Samsung Apps With These Better Alternatives

19th February, 2015

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.

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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?

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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.

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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.

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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 […]

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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 […]