LibreOffice is a productivity suite that is compatible with other major office suites, and available on a variety of platforms. LibreOffice is a fork of the famous project OpenOffice project which is now under Oracle. It is free software and servers all your basic needs. It is the result of immense efforts by The Document Foundation aimed at making an Office suite or desktops that servers all your needs for free.
A group of key contributors to the OpenOffice.org (OOo) project have formed a new organization i.e. ‘The Document Foundation‘ to manage a community-driven fork of the popular open source office suite. Their goal is to liberate the project from Oracle’s control and create a more inclusive and participatory ecosystem around the software & save it from sudden-death just like Opensolaris project.
[Update] LibreOffice 3.3.0 Release Candidate 4
[Update] Installation via PPA
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:libreoffice/ppa
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install libreoffice
- sudo apt-get install libreoffice-gnome (For GNOME)
- sudo apt-get install libreoffice-kde (For KDE
Installing LibreOffice in Ubuntu :-
Installing LibreOffice is same as that of installing OpenOffice, simple and fast. Locate the downloaded file (.tar.gz) and place it on your desktop (for convenience).
Open the terminal and type :-
tar xvzf LibO_3.3.0_beta2_Linux_x86_install-deb_en-US.tar.gz
After the file extraction process is completed, access the directory of the extracted file to continue the installation.
sudo dpkg -i *.deb
Ok. Now we are done with installing libreoffice (#great).
To put LibreOffice on ubuntu-panel, type-in this :
sudo dpkg -i libreoffice3.3-debian-menus_3.3-1_all.deb
and done. So Easy!!!.
Now, access LibreOffice from Applications> Office > LibreOffice.
Take a look at LibreOffice -
Note: In the command ‘cd ~/’ , the ‘~/’ corresponds to ‘/home/user’ directory provided that “user” is replaced by your own username.
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Njoy LibreOffice !!!