Justin Pot

Joined November 2009

Justin Pot is a technology journalist based in Boulder, Colorado. He loves technology, people and nature and tries to enjoy all three whenever possible. Check out chat with Justin on Twitter.

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FoxIt Reader – A Great Alternative PDF Reader for Linux

10th January, 2010

Windows users are familar with FoxIt Reader; we mentioned it when we talked about light alternatives to Adobe Reader. It’s a lightweight, closed-source but free alternative to Adobe PDF Reader which ““ unlike Adobe Reader ““ loads up instantly. It’s pretty snappy when compared to Adobe’s infamously bloated reader. Linux users probably aren’t family with Foxit, however, because […]


How To Easily Share Your Wireless Connection in Ubuntu 9.10

18th December, 2009

Ubuntu users are adept at fishing for tutorials and how-tos. Between the official Ubuntu help page , the Ubuntu Forums and our very own MakeUseOf Ubuntu Bible, almost any problem can be solved. Almost. Recently I tried setting up the laptop computer in my office to share its wireless Internet connection via Ethernet. That might be a little confusing, […]


Did You Know: 5 Illegal Website Ideas For The United States

16th December, 2009

Nothing’s more American than speaking your mind, which is probably why freedom of speech has been enshrined throughout the nation’s history. This right to free speech is something almost all Americas agree on, regardless of political affiliation. The Internet is freedom of speech’s ultimate incarnation ““ a place where anyone can start their own website […]

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Two Minimalist Linux Text Editors That Make Writing Easy

9th December, 2009

It took decades of writing, but I’ve come to a realisation: word processors do way more than what I need. Programs like Microsoft Office and Open Office are intended for laying out content visually to be printed on sheets of paper. You can use them to format text in your desired font, to add tables […]

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4 Unique and Cool Ways To Use Dropbox

23rd November, 2009

I personally love the Dropbox file sharing program, and it’s not hard to explain why “” instant synchronization across all three major platforms is inherently awesome. Drop a file into your Dropbox on one computer and it shows up almost instantly on all your other computers, be it at home or work. MakeUseOf writers have […]