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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The Linux Kernel: An Explanation In Layman’s Terms

3rd June, 2014

There is only one de facto thing that Linux distributions have in common: the Linux kernel. But while it’s often talked about, a lot of people don’t really know exactly what it does.


Is Linux Mint 17 “Qiana” The Ubuntu Killer?

31st May, 2014

The latest version of Linux Mint, the 17th release codenamed “Qiana”, is out! It’s a great alternative for people leaving Windows as well as those who just don’t quite like Ubuntu.


Linux Is Everywhere: 10 Things You Didn’t Know Were Penguin-Powered

30th May, 2014

You’ve been told that you can do just about anything with Linux, but how far does that statement really go? Linux might be far from popular on desktop computers, but it shines everywhere else. You’ve probably used Linux today, even if you didn’t realize it. Without even mentioning Android devices, let’s take a look at […]


How To Install Linux On A MacBook Pro Retina

26th May, 2014

MacBook Pros come with some very nice hardware, but some people want more. Some people want Linux.

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Roku Streaming Stick Review and Giveaway

23rd May, 2014

All the features of a full Roku experience, in a small form factor that plugs straight into HDMI – does the Roku Streaming Stick deliver? Read on to find out and win one for yourself.


Using Ubuntu 14.04? Here’s How To Use The Latest Gnome Release

22nd May, 2014

Right now, there are two types of users of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS “Trusty Tahr”. The first type uses Ubuntu 14.04 because it’s an LTS release, and they want to enjoy the stability benefits that come with that. The other type use Ubuntu 14.04 because it’s the latest Ubuntu release – and don’t care about the […]


Why You Should Consider Using A Custom Android Kernel

20th May, 2014

Do you want the best performance out of your Android device? Or maybe you want the best battery life? Consider a custom kernel.


Is Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 A Good Corporate Desktop?

19th May, 2014

It’s worth asking: is RHEL as usable as it’s always been? Are the improvements worth the upgrade? Let’s take a look.


It’s Your Choice: The Top 10 Linux Desktop Environments

15th May, 2014

From Gnome to KDE, from MATE to Unity, there’s a lot of choice out there. Where should you start? Overwhelmed? Start here.


Linux Users: Get This Album As A Kernel Module

14th May, 2014

What’s the geekiest way to release an album? How about as a Linux kernel module? That’s exactly what Netcat did with their latest album.


AOC 16″ USB Monitor Review and Giveaway

14th May, 2014

We’re all used to connecting monitors through VGA, DVI, and HDMI cables. But USB? Today we’ll be taking a look at an AOC 16″ secondary monitor that gets power and data over USB.


Want To Try Ubuntu Touch? Here’s How

12th May, 2014

If you don’t own a Nexus device, don’t worry: you can still try out Ubuntu Touch on your Ubuntu computer.


Ubuntu Users: Here’s How To Upgrade To 14.04, “Trusty Tahr”

9th May, 2014

Using Ubuntu? Here’s how to get the latest version.


Ubuntu One Is Doomed; Try These 5 Linux-Friendly Alternatives

6th May, 2014

Ubuntu One, the cloud storage and music service made specifically for Ubuntu users, is shutting down. Here are the best alternatives.


Why Windows XP Users Should Switch To Ubuntu 14.04 LTS “Trusty Tahr”

5th May, 2014

If you’re still trying to dump Windows XP but haven’t found an alternative yet, Ubuntu 14.04 is a great choice.