Friday, February 11, 2011

Install LibreOffice in Ubuntu Lucid / Maverick

LibreOffice, another open-source fork of the well known Sun Microsystems office suit,, will be the default office suit in Ubuntu Natty (11.04) and onwards. Due to some potential conflicts of interests, some developers left Oracle and started a new community named The Document Foundation. Another fork, Go-oo has also been merged into LibreOffice and the patches that were refused by Sun Microsystems have been included in LibreOffice as well.

I strongly believe that Libreoffice's development will be a lot faster and efficient than it used to be with Sun Microsystems and Oracle has got its own priorities, you know.

Installation and LibreOffice cannot co-exist. LibreOffice installation will result in the removal of Don't proceed if you wish to keep

You can download the sources or .deb or .rpm packages from official LibreOffice website but installation from PPA is recommended as you'll be receiving updates as soon as they are available.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:libreoffice/ppa

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install libreoffice 

GNOME users, run this command. (Only for Ubuntu)

sudo apt-get install libreoffice-gnome

For KDE users. (Only for Ubuntu)

sudo apt-get install libreoffice-kde


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