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2013/10/26 Virgil Arrington <>

As an aside on this thread, I only observe that, if this is what it takes
to install a newer version of LO on Linux, it may be some time before Linux
can be taken seriously as an alternative to Windows.

It's the elaborate approach, to stay on the bleeding edge of LO and be
cautious with uninstall. You can take this approach if you want, *but* you
also have the easy route. Most distributions keep reasonably up-to-date
packages in their repository, and installation takes only a few clicks in
easy to use graphical user interfaces. On some of them, it's even installed
on initial setup.

For example, in Ubuntu 13.4, you have the 4.0.2 version of LO available at

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