OpenOffice is Dead, We Welcome LibreOffice
OpenOffice is dead, after Oracle acquired Sun Microsystems everything was changed. Many people are worried about the continuation of Sun’s free and open source products, such as OpenOffice. Maybe this is a concern that one day Oracle will stop the OpenOffice project. Or at least, Oracle change OpenOffice name to CloseOffice.:))
Ok, I don’t want to discuss why LibreOffice project emerged, but most likely, the upcoming Ubuntu (11.04) seems to be using LibreOffice as the office suite tools. Because Mark Shuttleworth, founder and major shareholder of Canonical has become one of the LibreOffice supporters, along with Google, Novell, Red Hat, and Gnome.
To try LibreOffice on your Ubuntu, just follow these steps :
?1. Add this line to /etc/apt/sources.list
deb http://download.tuxfamily.org/gericom/libreoffice /
2. Add the apt-key
$sudo apt-key adv --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com --recv-keys 890E7A26
$sudo apt-get update
3. Install the packages
$sudo apt-get install libreoffice3* lobasis3.3*
How-to source : OMG!Ubuntu!
Need other versions ? go to LibreOffice download page.