Install / Uninstall LibreOffice 4.2.1 On Ubuntu / LinuxMint / Elementary OS

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Libreoffice released it's another new stable version 4.2.1,It is the best alternative to Microsoft Office.Libre Office comes with all features more or equal to Microsoft office

In this tutorial i will show you how to install Libreoffice 4.2.1 on Ubuntu 14.04 / 13.10 / 13.04 / 12.10 / 12.04 LTS, LinuxMint 16 / 15 / 14 and Elementary OS

For Libreoffice 4.2.1 releasenotes Please click HERE

Installation steps

Before proceeding for installation remove the previous versions of Libre office or openoffice

  • sudo apt-get remove libreoffice-core
  • sudo apt-get remove --purge libreoffice core

For OpenOffice uninstalltion

sudo apt-get purge openoffice

Install Libreoffice 4.2.1 on Ubuntu 14.04

Step 1: Add the Official PPA

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:libreoffice/ppa

Step 2: Update the Repository

sudo apt-get update

Step 3: Install Libreoffice 4.2.1

sudo apt-get install libreoffice

Install Libreoffice 4.2.1 on Ubuntu 13.10 / 13.04 / 12.10 / 12.04 LTS, LinuxMint 16 / 15 / 14 and Elementary OS

Step 1: Download the deb files from their home website

  • For 32 bit download HERE 
  • For 64 bit download HERE 

Step 2: Download the tar file and extract the package

Step 3:Login as root user or sudo and install the deb file

sudo dpkg -i *.deb

Step 4: Install desktop shortcuts by going inside the desktop integration folder and install the desktop integration deb file

sudo dpkg -i *.deb

Uninstall LibreOffice 4.2.1 

For uninstalltion of Libre office run the below command in terminal

sudo apt-get remove --purge libreoffice 4.2*
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