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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4 Cheap Ways To Obtain A Legal Copy Of Windows 7

19th March, 2014

It seems like Microsoft is hitting the nail with Windows only every other version. Windows 7 was one of them. Thing is, Microsoft doesn’t sell Windows 7 anymore. Here are your options.


Rover 2.0 App-Controlled Wireless Spy Tank Review and Giveaway

18th March, 2014

The Rover 2.0 is a wireless spy tank (and remote-controlled toy) which comes with a visible-light camera as well as an infrared camera.


Manjaro Linux: Arch For People Who Don’t Have Time

11th March, 2014

There are plenty of things that make Arch Linux highly appealing to users: it’s always up-to-date, it’s a rolling release, and there’s tons of software available for it in its repositories. But what isn’t so appealing is the learning curve and pure difficulty of setting up an Arch system. If you want the best aspects […]


AAXA P4X Pico Pocket Projector Review and Giveaway

11th March, 2014

What if you could bring a projector with you, wherever you go, and easily display presentations, movies, and more with it? This $299 AAXA P4X Pico Pocket Projector attempts to make this possible.


5 Amazing Reddit AMAs For Aspiring Developers

10th March, 2014

People who participate in Reddit AMAs can be extremely informational and inspirational. As a tech-savvy community, there are plenty of AMAs that are must-reads for aspiring developers. Here are the top 5 AMAs that you will want to get started on. What’s an AMA? Before we begin, I’m sure a few of you who are […]


Can You Get An iOS 7 Device To Work Well With Linux?

6th March, 2014

Having issues with connecting your iOS device to your Linux machine? Here’s what you can do to get it working right.


Upgrade From Windows XP To A Modern OS In 7 Simple Steps

5th March, 2014

It’s time to say goodbye! Microsoft is ending official support for Windows XP on April 8 2014. Are you at risk? If you are still running this ancient operating system, it’s time to upgrade.


Not Just for Coders: 9 Ways To Use GitHub For Creative Work

3rd March, 2014

GitHub is known for the great features it can offer programmers, but it’s not only for them. There are plenty of other creative uses for GitHub. Here are nine you can explore.


Gnome Boxes: An Easy Way To Set Up Virtual Machines in Linux

24th February, 2014

Gnome Boxes is a simple virtualization tool that prefers ease and convenience over numerous customization options.


Celluon EPIC Virtual Keyboard Review and Giveaway

18th February, 2014

The Celluon EPIC is a $150 virtual keyboard by means of projection, meaning that it can use laser light to project an image of a keyboard onto a flat surface in front of it.


How To Easily Enable Silverlight, And Watch Netflix, on Linux

17th February, 2014

Netflix depends on Silverlight; Silverlight doesn’t play well with Linux. But Linux users have an easy-to-use workaround.


openSUSE 13.1: A Solid Linux Release With Long Term Support

14th February, 2014

Ubuntu and Fedora aren’t the only major Linux distributions out there: there’s also openSUSE. Let’s take a look at what makes openSUSE 13.1 so great.


Twitter Not For You? Try One Of These Long-Running Alternatives

13th February, 2014

Although Twitter has been booming in the social media world, you may have decided it’s not your cup of tea. There are a handful of other places to go to.


Running Linux from USB: Are You Doing It Right?

10th February, 2014

Did you know that can keep data persistent, or even do a full install for Linux, on a USB drive?


4 Ways to Teach Yourself Terminal Commands in Linux

7th February, 2014

If you want to become a true Linux master, having some terminal knowledge is a good idea. Here methods you can use to start teaching yourself.