Ubuntu: OpenOffice.org 3.0 DEB archive

OpenOffice.org is a powerful free open source alternative to Microsoft Office. As the newest version came out today, the OpenOffice.org site was so strained they had to shut it down! They only use the front page to show all the downloads, for now. But for a while, some people reported it was completely offline.

Here is a mirror for the Gzip archive with all the Deb packages needed to install OpenOffice.org 3.0. It’s for Debian-based Linux distros, so if you have Ubuntu or Debian, this is what you need.

Note: I would recommend uninstalling the OOo version that comes with Ubuntu, as it might conflict with the new version.

OOo 3.0 asked me if I wanted to start afresh or import settings from OOo 2.x… So maybe you can keep the old version, import the settings by running OOo 3.0 once, then uninstalling OOo 2.x.

Important: If you’re new or not in a rush, you could wait until it’s available in the Ubuntu repositories.

Once you extract the contents of the archive, open the Terminal in the directory where all the Deb packages are, and run the following command:

sudo dpkg -i *.deb

Enjoy!

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Ubuntu: OpenOffice.org 3.0 DEB archive

OpenOffice.org is a powerful free open source alternative to Microsoft Office. As the newest version came out today, the OpenOffice.org site was so strained they had to shut it down! They only use the front page to show all the downloads, for now. But for a while, some people reported it was completely offline.

Here is a mirror for the Gzip archive with all the Deb packages needed to install OpenOffice.org 3.0. It’s for Debian-based Linux distros, so if you have Ubuntu or Debian, this is what you need.

Note: I would recommend uninstalling the OOo version that comes with Ubuntu, as it might conflict with the new version.

OOo 3.0 asked me if I wanted to start afresh or import settings from OOo 2.x… So maybe you can keep the old version, import the settings by running OOo 3.0 once, then uninstalling OOo 2.x.

Important: If you’re new or not in a rush, you could wait until it’s available in the Ubuntu repositories.

Once you extract the contents of the archive, open the Terminal in the directory where all the Deb packages are, and run the following command:

sudo dpkg -i *.deb

Enjoy!

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