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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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.


You Can Now Watch Netflix On Linux Natively: Here’s How

13th August, 2014

It is now possible to watch Netflix on any Linux system, so long as you run the Chrome browser starting with version 37.


6 Secrets Every Windows User Should Know About Linux

13th August, 2014

If you’re tired of Windows, or don’t want to pay for new Windows releases, it’s a good time to take a good look at whether Linux can work for you.


11 Shortcuts For Learning Linux In Record Time

12th August, 2014

If you’d like to learn Linux, but want some ways to speed up the process, here are ten shortcuts you can use to learn as fast as possible.


Get A Chrome OS Look With The Budgie Desktop For Linux

11th August, 2014

You can’t ever have enough desktop environments for Linux systems! For each new desktop environment, there’s another choice for users that may suit their needs and preferences better than any other solution.


10 More Tweaks To Make Ubuntu Feel Like Home

8th August, 2014

Not too long ago we gave you 12 tips on how to tweak your Ubuntu installation. Now, we’ve come up with another 10 things you can do to make Ubuntu feel even more like home.


5 Ways To Generate Secure Passwords On Linux

7th August, 2014

It’s crucial to use strong passwords for your online accounts. Without a secure password, it’s easy for others to crack yours. However, you can get your computer to choose one for you.


Unity vs. Modern UI: Should You Choose Ubuntu Or Windows 8?

6th August, 2014

For a good amount of people, the choice between Windows 8 and Ubuntu can primarily come down to the user experience, which is largely attributed to the desktop environment.

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ASUS Chromebook C200MA-DS01 Review and Giveaway

30th July, 2014

The ASUS Chromebook C200MA-DS01 tries to be among one of the most affordable Chromebooks available, while at the same time providing some pretty decent hardware, especially for the price.


4 Ways Linux Is Spreading Affordable Computing Around The World

26th July, 2014

Linux is everywhere, and has the potential to be everywhere, including places in the world where computing needs to be extraordinarily affordable. Linux is the perfect solution for this, but why?


Distro Watch: The Best Linux Distributions For 2014

24th July, 2014

We’re halfway through 2014, and a handful of Linux distributions have already made a big splash in the community. Which distributions are the best ones for this year? Let’s take a look.


5 Reasons Why New Linux Users Will Love Deepin

23rd July, 2014

There are plenty of Ubuntu-based derivatives that try to solve problems in their own ways, but one distribution that’s gaining some special attention is Deepin.


Linux In Overdrive: How To Get Every Drop Of Performance Out Of Your System

22nd July, 2014

This isn’t about making your Linux installation even leaner (although it does make a difference). No, this is all about forcing your hardware to go full-throttle.