@DonMcCollough @null0x0 @gnome thanks! i just switched to adwaita-dark from the tweaks tool as i prefer dark theme. nothing else. happy with the way gnome looks/works so don't really need to make it look/work like something else. i'm hoping to see an option to autohide the top panel when not in use in future updates though as i had that switched on when on macos
I just want to prescribe the essential https://extensions.gnome.org/extension/1160/dash-to-panel/
I myself don't use Debian.
BUT you're properly better of using Flatpaks with those packages on Debian.
That's what made me do the switch from Debian to Arch Linux (besides curiosity :D).
Arch Linux has the ArchUserRepository (short AUR).
It's a repo where users can upload custom packages that aren't in the main repo.
But I don't consider Arch Linux better. It's just different :).
@markosaric @gnome The Linux machines I have worked with at the university tended to be able to play only few videos and no animated gifs. I am thinking of buying a laptop with Linux, but then multimedia should work. Is this just a matter of installing the right software or are there problems with Linus not having (paid) licenses or software to play videos?
@VictorVenema @gnome VLC is what I used on Mac to play multimedia and same app exists for Linux too. Firefox also. I haven't encountered any problems and it would be impossible to use Linux for me if it couldn't play media. Do run it on a USB to test your hardware though to make sure it all works or simply buy a Linux ready laptop
@markosaric I have VLC for Windows. If you do not have any problems, then it is probably just a matter of the right software not being installed on the university computers. Think I will give a try.
@VictorVenema no problem and have fun
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