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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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 […]


Linux Vs Unix: The Crucial Differences That Matter To Linux Professionals

18th November, 2014

Linux didn’t appear out of thin air; before the creation of Linux, and before the rise of Windows, the computing world was dominated by Unix. What exactly is the difference between Linux and Unix?


How To Get Android Lollipop On Your Nexus Device Right Now

17th November, 2014

Impatiently waiting for the 5.0 Lollipop over-the-air update? Wait no longer! Get Lollipop on your Nexus device now.


5 Brilliant Reasons To Look Forward To Fedora 21

2nd November, 2014

Fedora is known for being a cutting-edge distribution, so there will be a lot of interesting software and technologies that you’ll get to use in December.


How To Use openSUSE Factory, The New Rolling-Release Distribution

31st October, 2014

Now, openSUSE has been automating QA tasks so that systems can test the stability of packages themselves, thus turning Factory into something that has brand new packages and actually has a decent expectation of stability.