The Manjaro Linux team has announced a few new tools coming to future versions of their rolling release distribution. The first is fpakman, a graphical application for handling Flatpak and Snap packages. "Some might notice that since the Snapcraft Summit a lot of package changes went into Manjaro and our available RCs. Also we didn't yet announce 18.1.0-rc6 officially yet. Xfce, GNOME and KDE editions will come with fpakman, so managing Snaps and Flatpaks is easy. This way everybody can easily access the Snap store by a click and don't have to hassle to get Snaps enabled. This enables us to ship even more proprietary software, which we couldn't before. For example check out on how you may install Spotify on Manjaro." Also on the topic of proprietary software, Manjaro has partnered with Softmaker to ship the FreeOffice productivity suite by default. FreeOffice claims to have a high degree of compatibility with Microsoft Office and is free to use, though some Manjaro users have expressed concern as FreeOffice is proprietary software.
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