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The latest installation instructions for LibreOffice
Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, LibreOffice is an open-source popular Office Suite application, running on Linux, Windows and Mac OS X. The latest version available is LibreOffice 4.1.4, which has been recently released. For a list of changes and enhancements, see the official release notes.
In this article I will show you how to install LibreOffice 4.1.4 on Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander, Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail, Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin, Linux Mint 16 Petra, Linux Mint 15 Olivia, Linux Mint 13 Maya, Pear OS 8 and Elementary OS 0.2 Luna.
Because it is available via PPA, installing LibreOffice 4.1.4 on the listed Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Pear OS and Elementary OS is easy. All you have to do is add the ppa to your system, update the local repository index and install the libreoffice package. Like this:
$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:libreoffice/libreoffice-4-1
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install libreoffice
For instructions on how to install LibreOffice 4.1.4 on Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal, Linux Mint 14 Nadia, Debian Wheezy, KWheezy and other Debian/Ubuntu derivates, see this article.
hi, thanks for guide. just wondering whether previous instance of LO shall be uninstalled before?