The recent conflict between Openoffice.org and The Libre Office community members leave users a bit confused about the future of Openoffice. With the arrival of Libre Office, we might see a more dynamic development of the much loved office suite OpenOffice in form of Libre Office. I would recommend using the test version of Libre Office to see the direction it is going in and build a community around it.
The first step towards using and supporting Libre Office, which is free from the clutches of Oracle, is to download and install it. The tutorial is about installing Libre Office in Ubuntu. You can obtain a copy of Libre Office from this link.
Once the package is downloaded, move the folder to Desktop so as to make it easy for you to extract and install. Once the package is on Desktop, right click on it and extract the files. Once the files are extracted launch the Terminal and change directory to the one where the Libre Files are extracted. In my case the location was The command is:
Once all the .deb files are installed, now you need to integrate Libre Office with your desktop.
Now change directory to the Integration folder.
Eureka, Libre Office is installed on your machine. You can access it from Application>Office.
Note: Please remember this is Beta version of Libre Office, it may crash in the middle of your work and you may lose data. So, please back-up all you files you open with Libre Office and use it with great care.
Note: Download link has been updated.