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Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, LibreOffice is one of the most popular, open-source, cross-platform office suite, developed by The Document Foundation.
The latest version available is LibreOffice 4.4, which has been released a while ago, coming with user interface enhancements, making it the most beautiful UI so far, the Sifr monochrome icon theme is extended, the Sidebar has smoother integration, a new Color Selector has been developed, better support for OOXML file formats has been implemented and many bug-fixes have been implemented.
In this article I will show you how to install LibreOffice 4.4 On Ubuntu, Debian and derivative systems, including: Linux Mint, Pinguy OS, Elementary OS, Deepin, Peppermint, LXLE, Linux Lite, Crunchbang, Kwheezy and SparkyLinux.
In order to successfully install LibreOffice 4.4 on Ubuntu, Debian and derivative systems, we have to download the archive containing the deb packages, extract it and install the packages via command-line. I prefer gdebi over dpkg due to the fact that it also handles dependencies.
Follow the instructions for your system’s architecture exactly, in order to get a successful installation.
How to install LibreOffice 4.4 on 32 bit Ubuntu, Debian and derivative systems:
$ wget http://download.documentfoundation.org/libreoffice/stable/4.4.0/deb/x86/LibreOffice_4.4.0_Linux_x86_deb.tar.gz
$ tar -xzvf LibreOffice_4.4.0_Linux_x86_deb.tar.gz
$ cd LibreOffice_18.104.22.168_Linux_x86_deb/DEBS
$ sudo dpkg -i *.deb
How to install LibreOffice 4.4 on 64 bit Ubuntu, Debian and derivative systems:
$ wget http://download.documentfoundation.org/libreoffice/stable/4.4.0/deb/x86_64/LibreOffice_4.4.0_Linux_x86-64_deb.tar.gz
$ tar -xzvf LibreOffice_4.4.0_Linux_x86-64_deb.tar.gz
$ cd LibreOffice_22.214.171.124_Linux_x86-64_deb/DEBS
$ sudo dpkg -i *.deb
Optional, to remove LibreOffice 4.4 from Ubuntu, Debian or a derivative system, do:
$ sudo apt-get remove libreoffice*