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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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.

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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?

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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.

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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.

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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.

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How To Try Ubuntu’s Upcoming Desktop Right Now

18th July, 2014

Canonical is at work on Unity 8, which looks more to revolutionize the desktop shell rather than just evolve it. Here’s how you can try it.

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Want To Learn Linux? These Four Distros Will Take You From Beginner To Pro

17th July, 2014

If you’re interested in learning about Linux, some distributions are better than others at helping you out. Depending on how deep you want to go, there are different distros that are ideal for you. 

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Printing on Linux: Choosing The Right Printer and Getting It To Work

16th July, 2014

One of the few pieces of hardware that may cause the most trouble on a Linux system is a printer. If it’s supported, it’ll take a few steps to get it to work.

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App Grid Is A Fast And Clean Alternative To Ubuntu Software Center

11th July, 2014

The Ubuntu Software Center made searching for software a lot easier, avoiding lists of confusing package names. Now, you can replace the Ubuntu Software Center with something else — something faster.

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How To Synchronize Files On Ubuntu With OneDrive

10th July, 2014

Microsoft just bumped up the amount of free storage you get with OneDrive, so you might want to use it on your favorite Linux distribution. However, Microsoft doesn’t have an official client for Ubuntu.

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How To Enable Storage Pooling And Mirroring Using Btrfs For Linux

5th July, 2014

If you have multiple hard drives in your Linux system, you don’t have to treat them as different storage devices. With Btrfs, you can easily create a storage pool out of those hard drives.

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How To Get Chrome’s Latest Flash Player To Work In Firefox On Linux

4th July, 2014

Don’t miss out on new features and performance improvements in Flash simply because you want to use Firefox. Here’s how to get the latest version of Flash for Firefox in Linux.

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Use Natural Language With Betty, Your Digital Assistant In The Linux Terminal

3rd July, 2014

Personal assistants like Siri and Google Now can be pretty useful, but there’s used to be nothing like that for your Linux computer. Now it’s Linux’s turn with Betty.

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Ubuntu Timekpr Controls Computer Access For Kids, Not Just Internet Access

2nd July, 2014

There’s a Linux parental control utility that controls access to the computer account, not just Internet access. If you want your kid to stay off the computer, you need Timekpr.