Though there is no definitive time frame yet, LibreOffice is going to be the default Office suite for Ubuntu in the near future. "Future ubuntu releases will be shipped with LibreOffice", said Mark Shuttleworth himself recently. If you don't want to wait until then, here is how you install latest LibreOffice in Ubuntu using PPA.
How to Install LibreOffice in Ubuntu Maverick, Lucid via PPA?
- Don't forget to remove OpenOffice completely before installing LibreOffice. Afterwards, simply do the following in Terminal to install LibreOffice RC2 in Ubuntu.
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:libreoffice/ppa sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install libreoffice
- Done. There you have it, the truly "open" office suite - LibreOffice.
- Looks a lot more cleaner without OpenOffice isn't it? Just kidding, but it definitely feels a lot more open. LibreOffice don't have a stable release yet and the latest release is LibreOffice RC2. Wishing LibreOffice project all the very best.