Install Calligra Office Suite 2.8.3 On Ubuntu / LinuxMint

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In this Tutorial I will show you how to install the Latest Version of Calligra Suite 2.8.3 On Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 13.10/ 12.04LTS , LinuxMint 15 / 14 and ElementaryOS 

Calligra  Team Pleased to announce the release of New release 2.8.3 of the calligra suite and this is the third and final  update of 2.8 series.

caligra office suite is complete Open source and free to use and it mainly for Linux  / BSD Operating systems. calligra contains all the applications such as Word, PowerPoint, Spreadsheet, flow and planning.

Calibra 2.8.3 released with Bug Fixes,If you are still using 2.8 or 2.8.1 or 2.8.2 it is recommended  to upgrade to 2.8.3

New Features in calibra 2.8.3
  • Add support for line breaks when reading the OpenDocument Format.
  • Fix a bug in the style manager for filters.
  • Make the text shape (specifically the dock panel) work on Windows 8.1.
  • Excel document support: add support for 1904-based XLS files, typically created by Excel on Mac OS X.
Installation steps
Calligra PPA was provided by Kubuntu Backports so it is easy to install

Step 1: Add the PPA Provided by Kubuntu backports
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:kubuntu-ppa/backports
Step 2: Update the Repsoitory
sudo apt-get update
Step 3: Install Calligra Office suite 2.8.3
sudo apt-get install calligra
Removing Callibra 2.8.3

For completely removal of callibra office suite you need to remove the ppa and remove the application
sudo add-apt-repository --remove ppa:kubuntu-ppa/backports
 sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get remove calligra
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  1. I have not had success using Kubuntu 14.04 (x86_64). Calligra is still pulling from the Universe repo (version 2.8.1). Have you tested this on 14.04?

  2. I just checked and Ubuntu 14.04 does not have Calligra in backports. Ubuntu 13.10 and 13.04 only have 2.8.2. It seems your blog post was in error.