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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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.


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.


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.


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.