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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How To Install Linux On A MacBook Pro Retina

26th May, 2014

MacBook Pros come with some very nice hardware, but some people want more. Some people want Linux.

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Roku Streaming Stick Review and Giveaway

23rd May, 2014

All the features of a full Roku experience, in a small form factor that plugs straight into HDMI – does the Roku Streaming Stick deliver? Read on to find out and win one for yourself.

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Using Ubuntu 14.04? Here’s How To Use The Latest Gnome Release

22nd May, 2014

Right now, there are two types of users of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS “Trusty Tahr”. The first type uses Ubuntu 14.04 because it’s an LTS release, and they want to enjoy the stability benefits that come with that. The other type use Ubuntu 14.04 because it’s the latest Ubuntu release – and don’t care about the […]

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Why You Should Consider Using A Custom Android Kernel

20th May, 2014

Do you want the best performance out of your Android device? Or maybe you want the best battery life? Consider a custom kernel.

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Is Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 A Good Corporate Desktop?

19th May, 2014

It’s worth asking: is RHEL as usable as it’s always been? Are the improvements worth the upgrade? Let’s take a look.

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It’s Your Choice: The Top 10 Linux Desktop Environments

15th May, 2014

From Gnome to KDE, from MATE to Unity, there’s a lot of choice out there. Where should you start? Overwhelmed? Start here.

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Linux Users: Get This Album As A Kernel Module

14th May, 2014

What’s the geekiest way to release an album? How about as a Linux kernel module? That’s exactly what Netcat did with their latest album.

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AOC 16″ USB Monitor Review and Giveaway

14th May, 2014

We’re all used to connecting monitors through VGA, DVI, and HDMI cables. But USB? Today we’ll be taking a look at an AOC 16″ secondary monitor that gets power and data over USB.

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Want To Try Ubuntu Touch? Here’s How

12th May, 2014

If you don’t own a Nexus device, don’t worry: you can still try out Ubuntu Touch on your Ubuntu computer.

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Ubuntu Users: Here’s How To Upgrade To 14.04, “Trusty Tahr”

9th May, 2014

Using Ubuntu? Here’s how to get the latest version.

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Ubuntu One Is Doomed; Try These 5 Linux-Friendly Alternatives

6th May, 2014

Ubuntu One, the cloud storage and music service made specifically for Ubuntu users, is shutting down. Here are the best alternatives.

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Why Windows XP Users Should Switch To Ubuntu 14.04 LTS “Trusty Tahr”

5th May, 2014

If you’re still trying to dump Windows XP but haven’t found an alternative yet, Ubuntu 14.04 is a great choice.

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What Is a Linux SWAP Partition, And What Does It Do?

1st May, 2014

Most Linux installations recommend that you include a SWAP partition. This may seem odd to Windows users – what is this partition for?

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Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4-inch Review and Giveaway

30th April, 2014

The Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro is a solid performer. Just how solid?

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How To Use GeekTool To Truly Make Your Mac Your Own

29th April, 2014

Would you rather have your boring desktop space filled with useful system information or family photos? You need GeekTool.