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Hello Linux Geeksters. AS you may know, LibreOffice 4.2 stable has been finally released. Among others, LibreOffice 4.2 comes with OpenGL support, a new Start Center screen, enabling the users to easily launch documents, presentations and spreadsheets, a new template for the Writer, better support for Microsoft Excel 2010 files, a new option for exporting files as .doc, an enhanced spell checker and improvements for HTML, DOCX and RTF.
In this article I will show you how to install LibreOffice 4.2 on Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Elementary OS, Debian and Kwheezy.
For Ubuntu 14.04, LibreOffice 4.2 is available via the LibreOffice PPA, so installing it is easy. Just do:
$ sudo apt-get purge libreoffice-core
$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:libreoffice/libreoffice-prereleases
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install libreoffice
For Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Elementary OS, Debian and Kwheezy, the deb packages are available via the official site, so we have to download the libreoffice archive from the official site, extract it and install the dpkg package. Follow the instructions for your system’s architecture exactly, in order to get a successful installation.
How to install LibreOffice 4.2 on 32 bit Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Elementary OS, Debian and Kwheezy:
$ wget download.documentfoundation.org/libreoffice/stable/4.2.0/deb/x86/LibreOffice_4.2.0_Linux_x86_deb.tar.gz
$ tar -xzvf LibreOffice_4.2.0_Linux_x86_deb.tar.gz
$ cd LibreOffice_18.104.22.168_Linux_x86_deb\DEBS
$ sudo dpkg -i *.deb
How to install LibreOffice 4.2 on 64 bit Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Elementary OS, Debian and Kwheezy:
$ wget download.documentfoundation.org/libreoffice/stable/4.2.0/deb/x86_64/LibreOffice_4.2.0_Linux_x86-64_deb.tar.gz
$ tar -xzvf LibreOffice_4.2.0_Linux_x86-64_deb.tar.gz
$ cd LibreOffice_22.214.171.124_Linux_x86-64_deb\DEBS
$ sudo dpkg -i *.deb