RAR is a very common format for archiving on Windows. Since Linux systems usually prefer tarball, generally only tar will be installed with your distro by default. On Arch-based Linux distros, there are two packages that can be used, unrar for extracting and rar for both extracting and creating RAR archives.
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, we'll be using the official repository provided by the Arch Linux community.
GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Program) is an open-source image manipulation program that supports Linux, Mac OS and Windows, also one of the most popular Photoshop alternatives on Linux systems. And we'll be covering how to install GIMP on Arch-based Linux distros from the official repository.
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 drawing 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 on Github. We'll be installing Telegram Desktop from the official repository of Arch Linux on Arch-based distros. There is a community package called telegram-desktop that pretty much automates 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 in single line of command.
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 work, since it's the only way to experience the bleeding edge features of the core.
Brave is an open source web browser based on Chromium. It has grown fast in the past couple of years, and probably has something to do with its cryptocurrency Basic Attention Token (BAT). BAT has been integrated into the Brave browser and allows users to earn it by browsing ads, or giving it to the content creator as tips.
GNOME desktop has IBus integration by default. To set up the 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 also a very popular input library in Taiwan, even on Windows systems.
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.