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 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.


6 Superb Reasons Why You Should Use Linux For Programming

28th October, 2014

Linux is a fantastic platform for programmers. Here are several reasons why this is the case, and why you should keep Linux in your considerations.


How To Improve Your Programming Career Opportunities

16th October, 2014

If you’re hoping to start, restart, or otherwise improve your programming career, it isn’t easy. If you are in college, the time is now. Here are some tips that can take you far.


Want A Mac OS Look With Linux Power? Have It All With Zukimac, A GTK Theme

6th October, 2014

It’s OK if you enjoy the power of Linux but the aesthetics of Mac OS X. You can get your Linux installation to look more like Mac OS X with the Zukimac theme.


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.