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.

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Feel free to contact at danny@makeuseof.com

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How To Install The MATE Desktop On Your Linux System

1st October, 2014

The MATE desktop might well be the right choice for you. If you’re interested in using the MATE desktop, here are several ways to get it, including on your favorite distributions.


Considering Linux? 10 Common Questions Answered

30th September, 2014

Here are the most common questions that Windows users have about Linux. After going through this list of questions and answers, you should feel much more confident with trying out Linux.


Elementary OS Freya: The Next Major Update To A Rising Linux Distro

29th September, 2014

Now, we’re getting a glimpse at the first beta of the next released, codenamed “Freya”. What’s new in Freya, and is it worth upgrading or switching to it from other distributions?

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BiggiFi Android TV Stick Review and Giveaway

29th September, 2014

How smart is the BiggiFi? Let’s find out.


5 Killer Resources For Linux Music Streaming

23rd September, 2014

Do you love listening to streamed music? We show you the five best Linux applications you can use to listen to online music.


Beginner’s Guide To Setting Up SSH On Linux And Testing Your Setup

10th September, 2014

Arguably one of the most important Linux utilities to learn is SSH as you can control a different machine as if you were sitting directly at it. We’ll take you through a basic installation.


5 Beginner Linux Setup Ideas For Cron Jobs & Shell Scripts

3rd September, 2014

With bash scripting, you can do a complex series of tasks in one quick go so it’s great for elaborate and repetitive needs. It’s also a great way to get to know terminal.


How To Troubleshoot Your Internet Connection In Linux

2nd September, 2014

You’ve got your shiny new Linux installation on your system for the first time, and everything seems to working perfectly. Everything, except the Internet. Follow this troubleshooting guide to pinpoint the problem.


The New KDE Plasma 5 Desktop Is Gorgeous — Here’s How To Try It

27th August, 2014

While the KDE Frameworks is considered to be stable, not all things KDE have been modernized. However, you can use other methods to try out KDE 5 until it’s widely available.


How To Benefit From Linux Advancements Now Rather Than Later

26th August, 2014

Linux development can actually get exciting at times, especially when there are some major changes in a piece of software. However, you may be preventing yourself from benefitting by not making the right decisions.

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Lenovo IdeaPad N20P Chromebook Review and Giveaway

26th August, 2014

The Lenovo IdeaPad N20P is Lenovo’s first attempt at the Chromebook market.


Improving Linux HiDPI Support For Gnome, KDE, Xfce, Cinnamon And Firefox

22nd August, 2014

Running Linux on a system with a HiDPI display, you may have noticed that everything is either tiny or perhaps just looks weird. We’ll help you get a better experience on your HiDPI display.


Edubuntu Vs UberStudent: Return To College With The Best Linux Distro

19th August, 2014

School is almost back in session! For Linux users, there are two top-notch distributions out there specifically aimed towards education: Edubuntu and UberStudent.


Mini Metro: A Challenging Subway System Mind Teaser

18th August, 2014

We all love quick games that are still fun to play and challenging for the brain, right? If your answer was “Yes!”, then Mini Metro is the perfect game for you.

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Toshiba CB35-A3120 Chromebook Review and Giveaway

14th August, 2014

You can get some really cheap Chromebooks if you’re fine with getting an 11.6-inch display.