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I would like to try out LibreOffice, but I'm worried about messing up my existing OpenOffice.org install. Can LibreOffice be safely installed alongside OpenOffice.org?

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If you're installing via the PPA then no, it will replace OpenOffice.org with Libre Office.

If you're installing via the tarballs on their website, then tinhed's answer is correct.

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Yes absolutely. Considering you are using ubuntu and openoffice.org is installed by default, the libreoffice installer will install under the /opt directory thus not interfering with Oo installation.

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Yes, it will be fine. it installs totally separate from OO

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Yes, even though LibreOffice is a fork of OpenOffice it is a completely standalone application and will install (and uninstall) without changing anything to do with Openoffice.

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