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I have tried to install open office 4.0.1 onto my eee pc, which is running linux I have tried the unpack way but apparently I do not have permission. How do I get this permission? I have also tried the commands that I found online yet when I run the code it states there is no such file or directory, yet the file I wish to install is in teh directory I am running the file from.

I am new to Linux so I apologies if I have not got the terminology correct. Please help

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LibreOffice should be installed by default on Ubuntu. Isn't it? Reading your question, I'm wondering: are you sure you are using using Ubuntu? What does lsb_release -i says? –  Andrea Corbellini Nov 12 '13 at 19:13
    
unix.stackexchange.com is the alternative site for non-buntu Linux systems. –  K7AAY Nov 12 '13 at 19:17

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First, if you use Ubuntu, I suppose that Libreoffice is already installed. I would suggest you to use it, as it is a fork of OpenOffice, and it works very well.

If yoou really need to install OpenOffice, I would not suggest you to keep Libreoffice. To remove Libreoffice:

sudo apt-get remove --purge libreoffice*
sudo apt-get clean
sudo apt-get autoremove

Once Libreoffice is totally removed, go to this website (you will be sure to get the last version):

http://www.openoffice.org/download/

Or you may try this (I am not sure of the version):

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:upubuntu-com/office 
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install openoffice
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Try Kignsoft office or Libre office.

For Kingsoft office:

32 bit:

cd && wget -O kingsoft-office-NoobsLab.deb http://goo.gl/sln1Sb

sudo dpkg -i kingsoft-office-NoobsLab.deb

rm kingsoft-office-NoobsLab.deb

64 bit:

sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386 && sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install ia32-libs

cd && wget -O kingsoft-office-NoobsLab.deb http://goo.gl/sln1Sb

sudo dpkg -i kingsoft-office-NoobsLab.deb

rm kingsoft-office-NoobsLab.deb*

To get Libre office:

http://www.libreoffice.org/download

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You don't really answer how to install Open Office in your answer. Do you? You should at least explain why you are suggesting this alternative. Also I don't like the link to libreoffice. Why do you suggest to install it with a download instead of installing it with the software-center or with apt-get? –  MadMike Nov 12 '13 at 21:53
    
I told that al the things because he has mentioned that he is new to linux. So I suppose it's better to say that. Why you do not like that? –  jkvithanage Nov 13 '13 at 3:41
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Why do you give him a link to a Ubuntu-One download? Why not a proper link from a official website? –  MadMike Nov 13 '13 at 5:50

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