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).
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.
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.
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 Arch Linux package with PKGBUILD then install the package with pacman.
Mozilla Firefox is the default web browser for many Linux distros since it's fully open source, there are also several AUR (Arch User Repository) packages for different versions of Firefox for Arch based Linux. To install them is quite easy, either install 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 supported Linux too. .deb and .rpm packages are available from the official site, also some AUR packages maintenance by 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 single line of command, here it is.
In this guide we'll take Google Chrome (google-chrome) for example, showing you two ways to install packages from AUR. Including using the default package manager pacman and an easier approach with the AUR helper yay.