RAR is a very common format for archiving on Windows. Since Linux system usually prefer tarball, only tar is installed by default. On Arch-based Linux distros (e.g. Manjaro, EndeavourOS, ArcoLinux, BlackArch), we'll be using unrar package for extracting and rar package for both extracting and creating RAR files.
Inkscape is an open-source vector graphics editor, also a great alternative to Adobe Illustrator in Linux. To install Inkscape on Arch-based Linux distros (e.g. Manjaro, EndeavourOS, ArcoLinux, BlackArch), we'll use the official package from AUR (Arch User Repository).
GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Program) is an open-source image manipulation program supports Linux, Mac OS and Windows, also one of the most popular Photoshop alternatives on Linux. And we'll be covering how to install GIMP on Arch-based Linux distros (e.g. Manjaro, EndeavourOS, ArcoLinux, BlackArch).
Although Steam only supports Ubuntu and SteamOS officially, that doesn't mean you can't get it running on other Linux distros. This tutorial will be covering how to install Steam and its required dependencies on Arch-based Linux distros (e.g. Manjaro, EndeavourOS, ArcoLinux, BlackArch).
If you encountered the error Failed to import module 'scour'. while saving a file as optimized SVG in Inkscape, it means you're missing the scour package on your system. And here is a quick fix for Arch-based (Manjaro, EndeavourOS) and Debian/Ubuntu-based (e.g. Linux Mint, Pop!_OS, Elementary OS) Linux distros.
Telegram Desktop is the official client for Telegram Messenger. It's also open-source, the source code is available Github. We'll be installing Telegram Desktop from AUR on Arch based Linux distros, there is a community package called telegram-desktop that pretty much automate the installation process for us.
GNOME Web (aka Epiphany) is the default web browser for GNOME desktop environment. Although the popularity of it is not growing significantly, it's one of my must-have browsers. The reason behind that is because it's the few WebKit based browser on Linux still maintained, comes particularly handy when testing websites.
Vivaldi is another Chromium based browser, but not fully open-source. And to my surprise, Manjaro Cinnamon actually ditched Firefox for Vivaldi as their default web browser. In case you're an Arch Linux user or didn't install the Cinnamon edition of Manjaro, this tutorial will cover how to install Vivaldi with ease.
Chromium is an open-source web browser, also the core of many popular browsers like Google Chrome, Brave, Vivaldi and even Microsoft Edge. There are people actually using Chromium in their day to day works, since it's the only way to experience the bleeding edge features of the core.
Brave is a open source web browser based on Chromium. It grows fast in the past couple of years, probably has something to do with its cryptocurrency Basic Attention Token (BAT). BAT has been integrated into Brave browser and allows users to earn it by browsing ads, or gives it to the content creator as tips.
GNOME desktop has IBus integration by default, to set up Zhuyin/Bopomofo (注音) input method is quite easy. On Arch based Linux, there is an AUR package called ibus-chewing which is a Chinese Zhuyin/Bopomofo engine for IBus. The engine uses libchewing(酷音) under the hood, it's a popular input library in Taiwan.
PC/SC (Personal Computer/Smart Card) is not implemented by default on Arch based Linux. To use your USB chip/smart card reader, we'll need some essential packages (drivers, tools, etc.) from the official repositories.