Monday, 28 February, 2011

Over the weekend, I did a bunch of work on my upcoming Linuxfest Northwest talk. I have mostly gotten through the hooking up of controls. There is a little bit of code to write, and the talk will be complete. Until I go through it again and find spots that I need to change, of course. 8-)


 

Uninstalling OpenOffice.org and Installing LibreOffice

Here is the procedure I used to install LibreOffice on the three machines I use with Linux Mint 10. These steps will all be done in the terminal, so start one up before going through these steps.

    1. Remove OpenOffice.org using the following command
       sudo apt-get purge openoffice*
    2. Add the LibreOffice repository to your list of repositories
       sudo add-apt-repository ppa:libreoffice/ppa
       sudo apt-get update
    3. Install LibreOffice
       sudo apt-get install libreoffice language-support-en
    4. If you are using the Gnome desktop, install support for it
       sudo apt-get install libreoffice-gnome
    5. If you are using the KDE desktop, install support ofr it
       sudo apt-get install libreoffice-kde


 

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