Debian/Ubuntu-based Linux distros use .deb file to distribute and install packages, but Arch-based Linux doesn't have that kind of feature built-in. With tools like debtap, we'll be able to convert a .deb file into an Arch Linux package with PKGBUILD then install the package with pacman.
There are tens of thousands of extensions provided by the community to empower the GNOME desktop environment. In order to install them via GNOME Extensions on Arch-based Linux, we'll need some AUR (Arch User Repository) packages for managing extensions and browser integration.
Mozilla Firefox is the default web browser for many Linux distros since it's fully open source, there are also several official and Arch user packages for different versions of Firefox for Arch-based Linux. To install them is quite easy, either installing with pacman directly or using AUR helpers like yay.
Microsoft Edge is growing fast since it embraced the power of Chromium. According to some online data, it has become the 3rd most popular browser. And funny enough, it supports Linux too. .deb and .rpm packages are available from the official site, also some AUR packages maintenance by the community for Arch Linux users.
If you just migrated to Arch-based Linux from Ubuntu or Mint, things could be a little confusing since Arch Linux uses a different package manager called pacman. I recently wrote a post about how to install packages on Arch Linux, but if you want a no-brainer installation with a single line of command, here it is.
Just like Debian/Ubuntu's package manager apt, Arch Linux/Manjaro has its own package manager called pacman to help you install packages. But the story doesn't end there. On Arch-based Linux you can even install community-maintained packages from AUR (Arch User Repository), which is a lot like PPA (Personal Package Archive) of Ubuntu.
Most ISPs (Internet Service Providers) offer multiple dynamic IP addresses and even come with a static one. To take advantage of that, we'll be setting up a PPPoE (Point-to-Point Protocol over Ethernet) DSL (Digital Subscriber Line) connection on our own machine to obtain an independent IP address.