Hello. I am considering drifting away from Ubuntu and Canonical for the reasons that I would like a simpler, faster, more technically transparent, Linux distribution. Among other reasons for me to change, it seems Ubuntu heavily modifies the Linux kernel which makes it harder to configure, as some vanilla Linux instructions don't apply. I am also concerned with the fact that *buntu is commercially sponsored and operated and would like to move on to a more community driven distro with no commercial or corporation attachments.
Thus, I have come to the conclusion Arch Linux shares my perspective.
I'm a bit uncomfortable in a command-line interface environment, and have little knowledge of really what happens "under the hood" as I operate the Ubuntu distribution. However, after much searching on Google and having a very comprehensive look at Arches' wiki, forums and documentation, I feel as though I will be able to install and configure it with some patience and reading.
There is really only one last deterrent from me trying Arch, and that is I MUST (heavy personal preference
) have Google Chrome as my Internet browser. Google has only released .deb and .rpm packages for use on systems with that package-management. Now correct me if I am wrong, but Arch uses the pacman package manager that installs pkg.tar.gz packages only.
How do I utilize .debs or .rpms (specifically said package) for use on Arch Linux?