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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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.


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.


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. 


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.


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.


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.