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    How to install Open office in Lubuntu


    I am working on a project which aims provide 40$ computers to 3rd world students .
    I decided to use PIII with lubuntu .
    As I am new to Linux I have no idea how to install open office in Lubuntu
    I have downloaded it

    it is in (OOo_3.2.1_Linux_x86_install-deb_en-US.tar) format

    kindly guide me step by step how can I install it

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    Look at "How To install OpenOffice 3.2 in Ubuntu" on How To install OpenOffice 3.2 in Ubuntu|Ubuntu Geek

    The article talks about 3.2.0. You just need to change the numbers to 3.2.1.

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    A laudable project indeed.

    Lubuntu is basically Ubuntu so the installation methods should be the same. Most software will be available from the Ubuntu repositories and won't need to be downloaded separately.

    Lubuntu comes with the Synaptic package manager which should be somewhere in the Lubuntu menu. In the full fat Ubuntu, it is under System -> Administration.

    Search for Open Office in there and tick the box next to it and it will be downloaded and installed from the repositories along with any additional software needed when you click apply.

    Alternatively, you can open a terminal and run the command:

    sudo apt-get install openoffice.org

    to get the same result.

    The package management usually feels strange when you are used to Windows but it soon becomes second nature.
    "I used to be with it, then they changed what it was.
    Now what was it isn't it, and what is it is weird and scary to me.
    It'll happen to you too."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Julia-k View Post
    I am working on a project which aims provide 40$ computers to 3rd world students .
    I decided to use PIII with lubuntu .
    As I am new to Linux I have no idea how to install open office in Lubuntu
    I have downloaded it
    it is in (OOo_3.2.1_Linux_x86_install-deb_en-US.tar) format
    kindly guide me step by step how can I install it
    It's bee a while since I tried Lubuntu, but I remember some problems with the console, so

    You'll have to use the sudo command, so first make sure your user is a member of the groups sudo and user in Users and Groups (from Administration)

    Open terminal (looks like a DOS screen)
    Type in command line (BTW sudo password is the user's logon password) in order
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    sudo apt-get update 
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    sudo apt-cache search openoffice.org 
    If no reference to openoffice.org is returned, then the repositories need to be updated. The best place for this is to go to https://help.ubuntu.com and search for "repositories add" or such; my search there yielded this page
    If something is returned in the apt-cache search command, no worries, proceed to
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    sudo apt-get -f install openoffice.org 
    That sould do it. Let us know, if not.

    BTW, what org are you working with? I'm along the same lines -- promoting Linux to kids via computers. I's sincerely interested.

    Welcome & Good Luck!

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    I would of thought Ubuntu would be better because it comes with everything on it open office etc....

    and what age are you suplying these laptops to because you might want to look at a distro of linux aimed at younger people for simple use

    I really support what your doing.

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    Tank you arochester . I had to change the command according to the version \i am using . It worked . I am aiming at students aging from 12 to 16 . I am using Lubuntu because it is light and fast and it is Ubuntu under the hood .
    Thank you for your support guyz .
    I may require your help in future I hope you will be as helpful as now .
    As nobody around me uses Linux and I am only Linux expert here

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    Depending on the resources you have available, you might want to look at abi word instead of OO. Abi is a smaller word program than OO.

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