How To Install OpenOffice 4.0 On Fedora, OpenSUSE, Mageia And CentOS

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 Fedora 19, Fedora 18, Fedora 17, OpenSUSE 13.1, OpenSUSE 12.3, OpenSUSE 12.2, Mageia 4, Mageia 3 and CentOS 6.

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 Fedora / OpenSUSE / Mageia or CentOS systems:

Download the openoffice archive: Download OpenOffice 4.0 for 32 bit systems from sourceforge.net

Extract the archive:

$ tar -xzvf ~/Downloads/Apache_OpenOffice_4.0.0_Linux_x86_install-rpm_en-US.tar.gz

Install OpenOffice 4.0:

$ cd en-US/RPMS
$ sudo rpm -i *.rpm
$ cd desktop-integration
$ sudo rpm -i *.rpm

How to install OpenOffice 4.0 on 64 bit Fedora / OpenSUSE / Mageia or CentOS systems:

Download the openoffice archive: Download OpenOffice 4.0 for 64 bit systems from sourceforge.net

Extract the archive:

$ tar -xzvf ~/Downloads/Apache_OpenOffice_4.0.0_Linux_x86-64_install-rpm_en-US.tar.gz

Install OpenOffice 4.0:

$ cd en-US/RPMS
$ sudo rpm -i *.rpm
$ cd desktop-integration
$ sudo rpm -i *.rpm

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