Ubuntu 11.10 comes with LibreOffice which is nice tool for doing Office stuffs.It is an Open Source software which is freely available for use.LibreOffice is an application comes with a collection of good application.It has Text writer, Drawing, Spreadsheet, Power Point Presentation tool, Equation editor(math) etc.Collectively it is perfect for Office Workers and Students.Office Worker use it for making Presentation Slides, Business accounting information etc.Student use it for making slide presentation, Writing notes, assignments etc.It also help the general people in some ways.So it is the application you must have.
But LibreOffice is some what new for Ubuntu users, as it is coming by default with Ubuntu from last two releases, Ubuntu 11.04 and Ubuntu 11.10.So some of you may wants to use OpenOffice.Actually OpenOffice was developed by Sun Microsystem and Make available for free to users.But when Sun Microsystem is sold to Oracle.So Ubuntu developer go for the LibreOffice since then.OpenOffice is now also an Open Source application and available for free to use.It is available for mast of the Operating System including Microsoft Windows and Mac OS.My system is dual booted, one is Microsoft Windows and Other is Ubuntu 11.10.I use OpenOffice in my Windows OS instead of MS Office which costs a lot.OpenOffice works same as MS Office and it is free, so why not use this instead of paying lots of money.So in this post i will tell you how you can install OpenOffice in your Ubuntu 11.10.
1.For installing OpenOffice you have to first uninstall the LibreOffice which is by default installed in your Ubuntu.So open the Terminal Window and type the following command and give password.This will remove the LibreOffice completely.
sudo apt-get remove --purge libreoffice-core
Open the Ubuntu Software Center and search for “LibreOffice core” and click on remove (uninstall).This will uninstall the LibreOffice completely.
2.Download OpenOffice from its official website.The download file will be in *.tar.gz format.
3.After the file is downloaded, go to the downloaded directory and click on “Extract here”.
4.Now open the Terminal and change the directory to the location where your Extracted Open Office file is present.Just type “cd” followed by drag and dropping the “DEBS” folder or manually do it.
5.Type the following command which will install OpenOffice by installing all the *.deb package files.
sudo dpkg -i *.deb
6.Enjoy using OpenOffice !!