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On Thu, Oct 8, 2015 at 7:47 PM, John R. Sowden <>

1) Use the Software Center in Ubuntu.  Never mind that it is not the
current version.  Never mind that  the version is not posted in the "more
Info" description, along with the date of the version.

Not sure what you are looking at, but on my Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, the version
of libreoffice is clearly displayed in the Software Center. It is at the
bottom of the page - libreoffice-base 1:4.2.8-0ubuntu2


20 Go to  Press the big download button.  Now what?
Start googling for instructions.
Expect the instructions to not tell you:
    an explanation of each command.
    where the program will end up on your system.
    whether it will automatically get rid of the remnant files and even
the original downloaded files.
    how to deal with the help, and why.

Hmmm.....and of course, Microsoft Office or any other Microsoft alternative
software will tell you all these things when you install it? I think not.


3) Google like I did last night and find that there are "ppa"s, with a
well written explanation of the "fresh ppa" being better and why. Now try
to find how to install the most current version, whether you have a copy on
your computer or not.


How to deal with dependencies, not just finding out that you have
"dependency problems" but also that LO will not install due to them.

It seems that this is a universal Linux problem.  If you don't know the
intricacies of Linux, then you shouldn't be using it.  So much for
attaining more market share.

If you don't want to deal with dependencies, then install the LO from the
Software Center, and stop whining. If you want a different version, then
learn how to read, handle dependencies, work from the command line, and
stop whining.

If you find Linux and LO so offensive that you have to publicly whine like
this instead of asking meaningful questions about a particular prorblem, I
suggest you purchase Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Office, and pay for a
support plan so you can complain to someone in India or Ireland about your

Linux (and life) is about learning to help yourself.


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