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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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.


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.


The Ultimate “Should I Use Linux?” Checklist

1st July, 2014

Deciding whether switching to Linux isn’t so easy, because Linux isn’t perfect and sadly not for everyone — although we’d like to think that. Is it for you?


Linux Has More Than Just Indie Games: Top 8 Blockbuster Games Available

29th June, 2014

While it’s true that Windows still has a better selection of games, there are plenty of “AAA” titles (the really big hits) that are already available under Linux.

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Microsoft Surface Pro 2 Review and Giveaway

29th June, 2014

Although the Surface Pro 2 might not be the latest and greatest, is it still a good device to get?


5 Tips To Improve Your Prison in Prison Architect

25th June, 2014

If you love games like SimCity, Rollercoaster Tycoon, and OpenTTD, then you’ll love Prison Architect. We’re here to help you get better at it!


How To Optimize Linux For SSDs

24th June, 2014

To get the best performance and least wear-and-tear on your solid state drive, try these optimizations for your Linux system.

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Samsung Chromebook 2 Review and Giveaway

24th June, 2014

It’s been out for a while, and Samsung has finally released its successor, the Samsung Chromebook 2.


Need More, Or Updated, Software? Try These 7 Ubuntu PPAs

23rd June, 2014

You’ve installed a fresh copy of your favorite Ubuntu-based Linux distribution, either directly on your hard drive or in a virtual machine. The default repositories are pretty good, but since we’re able to add PPAs and other repositories to our installations, we can make our software selection better. Save yourself the time to check around […]


VirtualBox’s Guest Additions: What They Are And How To Install Them

18th June, 2014

Installing an operating system to the virtual machine isn’t enough – you need to install VirtualBox’s Guest Additions for the best experience. What exactly do they do, and how can you install them?


Is SteamOS A Good Choice For A Gaming System?

17th June, 2014

Can you rely solely on SteamOS with good performance, or should you still keep that dual-boot with Windows? Let’s take a look.


PowerTOP Will Maximize Your Linux Laptop’s Battery Life

16th June, 2014

On Linux laptops, one of the most common complaints is that the battery life isn’t that great. You can find out what settings are best for your system using PowerTOP.


LXQt: A Lightweight Linux Desktop Environment Built With KDE Technologies

13th June, 2014

Do you like the look of KDE, but wish it were less resource-hungry? With LXQt, your wish has finally been granted.


Linux Screen Recording Just Got Quicker and Easier with ScreenStudio

13th June, 2014

Finally, there’s a new Linux screencaster that offers good performance, has lots of settings to choose from, and has a good interface to configure it all. Take a look at ScreenStudio and see for yourself.


Gnome Flashback: A Gnome 2 Look-Alike Shell For Gnome 3

11th June, 2014

Do you enjoy using Gnome 2, but don’t want to keep running on old code? Try Gnome Flashback to run the newer Gnome 3 but have the same look as Gnome 2.