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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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.


Dropcam Pro WiFi Monitoring System Review and Giveaway

7th February, 2014

The Dropcam Pro is a small, WiFi enabled, security camera for personal use. We bought this unit for our review.


Be On The Bleeding Edge of Linux with Fedora Rawhide

5th February, 2014

Don’t wait around to try the latest versions of software – try Fedora Rawhide instead.


Open Source AMD Graphics Are Now Awesome, Here’s How To Get Them

4th February, 2014

The AMD proprietary driver on Linux is fast but buggy, and the open source driver has now become awesome


How to Get An Android Development Environment Set Up in Fedora Linux

30th January, 2014

If you’ve ever been interested in Android development, Fedora is a great operating system to install on your computer – there are loads of developmental tools available for programmers of all types. With a bit of effort, you can get a very nice Android development environment set up in Fedora (Heisenberg, the latest version, works wonderfully). […]


ZeroLemon Batteries for Samsung Galaxy S4 and Note 3 Review and Giveaway

30th January, 2014

Phone manufacturers are putting a lot of money into research and development of small, lightweight, and powerful batteries that should last all day. But did you know you’re not limited to the stock battery?


Does Firefox Look Out Of Place In Gnome Shell? Try These Two Tips

28th January, 2014

Firefox doesn’t blend in well with Gnome Shell. Here’s how to fix that.


Easily Increase Your Battery Life With TLP for Linux

27th January, 2014

Linux tends to guzzle up more battery life than Windows, even though most Linux installations are lighter than Windows on system resources. Why is that?


Make Gnome Shell Usable With These 12 Extensions

23rd January, 2014

With the creation of Gnome Shell, the Gnome team introduced a new paradigm to the desktop that was greeted with mixed reviews. While I agree that a new idea of what a desktop should be is necessary for innovation, what Gnome accomplished isn’t quite complete. But there’s a way to fix it. Gnome 3 came […]


Firefox Too Slow? Optimise Your Browser With These Tricks

22nd January, 2014

Firefox keeps getting faster – so much that it’s starting to tie Chrome – but for some people it’s just never fast enough. If you want to get the absolute best performance, you’ll need to tweak some under-the-hood settings so that they prefer performance over convenience. Here are a few tips which you can use […]


Fedora 20: What’s New In This “Heisenbug” Linux Release?

21st January, 2014

Fedora recently celebrated their 10 years of existence with their 20th release – appropriately codenamed “Heisenbug”.


What Is Creative Commons, And Should You Use It?

18th January, 2014

Creative Commons is a set of licenses which automatically give you permission to do various things, such as reuse and distribute the content. Let’s find out more about it and how to use it.


Need Help Installing Chrome and Codecs in Fedora Linux? Try Fedora Utils

17th January, 2014

Get Fedora set up how you want it, quickly. Fedora Utils makes otherwise tedious setup steps simple.


Perform These 7 Awesome Photoshop Tricks in GIMP

15th January, 2014

Do advanced photo tricks, for free. It’s possible, thanks to The GIMP. The GNU Image Manipulation Program, or GIMP, is a capable open source and free alternative to Photoshop. While it’s not quite as easy or powerful as Photoshop, you can still make anything happen with GIMP, some know-how, and a bit of elbow grease. […]


Sony SmartWatch 2 Review and Giveaway

13th January, 2014

There are plenty of smartwatches which you can get your hands on right now, so why should you consider the Sony SmartWatch 2?