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brandoncolorado
October 21st, 2008, 10:00 PM
Why can I just download OpenOffice 3 in Windows to update to the latest version, but I have to wait until Ubuntu developers think it is best to include it in Ubuntu? Is this because the OS updates all of my software for me? Can I just download a .deb and install it like an .exe to update to the latest version?

wolfen69
October 21st, 2008, 10:05 PM
here (http://openoffice.bouncer.osuosl.org/?product=OpenOffice.org&os=linuxinteldeb&lang=en-US&version=3.0.0) is the .deb file for 3.0. just double click to install.

brandoncolorado
October 21st, 2008, 10:07 PM
here (http://openoffice.bouncer.osuosl.org/?product=OpenOffice.org&os=linuxinteldeb&lang=en-US&version=3.0.0) is the .deb file for 3.0. just double click to install.

Thank you. Will this new installation be updated automatically in the future?

ChildOfMana
October 21st, 2008, 10:08 PM
You should be able to download a .deb from here (http://download.openoffice.org/other.html#en-US).

It would be advisable to uninstall your current version of Open Office first though (via Add/Remove programs).

Edit: Duh, wolfen69 beat me to it! Oh well :)

Idaho Dan
October 21st, 2008, 10:09 PM
You can. There is a .deb you can download at openoffice.org.
I haven't tried it yet myself.

shifty_powers
October 21st, 2008, 10:10 PM
you can indeed download a deb from the open office site. it would be best to remove open office 2 and use something like gdebi to install oo3.


sudo apt-get --purge remove openoffice.org-*

would completely remove oo

stephanvaningen
October 21st, 2008, 10:21 PM
Thank you. Will this new installation be updated automatically in the future?

If apt-get finds a newer version in one of the sources via the APT library, it will.