Few days ago, The Document Foundation released the latest version of LibreOffice suite, version 4.4. Here we have a short tutorial for Ubuntu users to help them in installing LibreOffice 4.4 on their systems. Ubuntu systems usually integrate a certain branch of LibreOffice when the support cycle is running for a particular version.
LibreOffice 4.3 comes with Ubuntu 14.10 by default but if a PPA is added to the operating system, then the branch can be upgraded too. It’s a very simple yet helpful procedure. If you are not using a Ubuntu system, then you don’t need to think anything. Across distros, the latest version of this important office suite will be updated automatically in phases.
But if you are using Ubuntu, you have to install the latest version with a PPA, which is a third-party repository but for LibreOffice, it’s official. LibreOffice team maintains their own PPA and they have already released the latest 4.4 branch in the PPA. You can add the PPA through the terminal. Open the terminal and run the following commands:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:libreoffice/libreoffice-4-4
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
If you are already using LibreOffice on your Ubuntu system, then this command will upgrade it to the latest version. If you are not using the office suite, then replace the last command with
sudo apt-get install libreoffice
As it’s a huge package, the installation process will take quite some time. Some really important UI upgrades have been made to LibreOffice 4.4, along with several other improvements.