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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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.


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.