How To Install OpenOffice 4.0 On Ubuntu, Linux Mint And Debian

Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, OpenOffice 4.0 has been recently released. It is a free and open source alternative of Microsoft Office, developed by the Apache team, for Linux, Windows and Mac OS X.

I prefer LibreOffice, but OpenOffice can also be a solution.

In this article I will show you how to install OpenOffice 4.0 on Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander, Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail, Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal, Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin, Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx, Linux Mint 16 Petra, Linux Mint 15 Olivia, Linux Mint 14 Nadia, Linux Mint 13 Maya, Debian Jessie, Debian Sid, Debian Wheezy and Debian Squeeze.

There isn’t any repository available for OpenOffice, but the files can be easily downloaded from the official site and installed. Follow the instructions for your system’s architecture type:

How to install OpenOffice 4.0 on 32 bit Ubuntu, Linux Mint and Debian:

Download the needed packages: Download OpenOffice 4.0 32 bit from sourceforge.net

Extract the downloaded package:

$ tar -xzvf ~/Downloads/Apache_OpenOffice_4.0.0_Linux_x86_install-deb_en-GB.tar.gz

Install OpenOffice:

$ cd en-GB/DEBS
$ sudo dpkg -i *.deb
$ cd desktop-integration
$ sudo dpkg -i *.deb

How to install OpenOffice 4.0 on 64 bit Ubuntu, Linux Mint and Debian:

Download the needed packages: Download OpenOffice 4.0 64 bit from sourceforge.net

Extract the downloaded package:

$ tar -xzvf ~/Downloads/Apache_OpenOffice_4.0.0_Linux_x86-64_install-deb_en-GB.tar.gz

Install OpenOffice:

$ cd en-GB/DEBS
$ sudo dpkg -i *.deb
$ cd desktop-integration
$ sudo dpkg -i *.deb

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4 comments on “How To Install OpenOffice 4.0 On Ubuntu, Linux Mint And Debian
  1. gio says:

    Thanks,after one week finnaly i found an easy step by step guide.

  2. Ugri says:

    Thank you! Although you might want to uninstall Libreoffice (if there is such one sitting there in your machine) before starting the install. Otherwise some packages do not install completely.

  3. h2gn says:

    thank you!

  4. Frank says:

    Thank you… unblievable that they make it so difficult to ynstall a different open-source suite!!

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