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.
Recently, LibreOffice 4.2 has been added to the official LibreOffice PPA, being available for Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander, Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin and derivative systems, like: Linux Mint 16 Petra, Linux Mint 13 Maya and Elementary OS 0.2 Luna.
So, installing LibreOffice 4.2 on the listed Ubuntu, Linux Mint and Elementary OS systems 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/ppa
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install libreoffice
To install LibreOffice 4.2 on other popular Linux systems, see this two articles:
- How to install LibreOffice 4.2 on Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Elementary OS, Debian and Crunchbang
- How to install LibreOffice 4.2 on CentOS, Fedora, OpenSUSE, Mageia and OpenMandriva