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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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.


What Is a Linux SWAP Partition, And What Does It Do?

1st May, 2014

Most Linux installations recommend that you include a SWAP partition. This may seem odd to Windows users – what is this partition for?

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Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4-inch Review and Giveaway

30th April, 2014

The Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro is a solid performer. Just how solid?


How To Use GeekTool To Truly Make Your Mac Your Own

29th April, 2014

Would you rather have your boring desktop space filled with useful system information or family photos? You need GeekTool.


12 Useful Tweaks To Make Ubuntu Feel Like Home

28th April, 2014

We’ll show you some great tweaks that can go a long way to achieving desktop zen.


How To Upgrade Or Switch Linux Distros Without Erasing Your Files

26th April, 2014

Do you find yourself switching between Linux distributions frequently? You’re going to want to learn this trick.


9 Beautiful Alternatives To The Default Linux Icon Sets

23rd April, 2014

Here’s how you can switch icon sets, and which ones I recommend trying out.


Make Your Linux System More Responsive with Ulatencyd

21st April, 2014

To achieve ultimate responsiveness on your Linux system, you may want to take a look at Ulatencyd.


TokyoFlash X Acetate White and Uzumaki Watches Review and Giveaway

18th April, 2014

Is your traditional watch starting to bore you? We have two geeky watches to look at – the $159 X Acetate White and the $139 Uzumaki.


8 Educational Instagram Accounts Any College Student Should Follow

16th April, 2014

When used correctly, any social network can become a great educational asset rather than an unintelligent distraction. You’re on those social networks a lot anyways, so why not make the best of them? But doing that means finding the right people to follow. Depending on your interests, that may be more difficult than it sounds. […]


Video Editing on Linux Just Got Better With PiTiVi

15th April, 2014

PiTiVi, a video editor that has historically been in the “simple home user” category, has gained several features since its early days.


7 Reasons You Should Upgrade To GNOME 3.12 On Linux

14th April, 2014

Labeled by some as “unintuitive” and “a usability nightmare,” GNOME Shell used to be crap. Not anymore.


The Best Linux Distributions For Windows XP Refugees

9th April, 2014

Are you a Windows XP user needing to upgrade your operating system? Do you dislike the idea of Windows 8, or are you hesitant to spend any money? For many people, installing a Linux operating system onto their computer is a sufficient and free way to keep your computer running and still get security updates.  […]


5 Up And Coming Gaming YouTube Channels To Add To Your Subscriptions

7th April, 2014

YouTube has some of the best gaming content on the Internet. There are plenty of YouTubers that provide content just as good as the big guys, but they’re simply not as well know.