UbuntuPIT always likes free and open source software and tries to provide all those to its utmost users. Today, we are going to show you the best alternative to Microsoft office suite for Ubuntu Linux that is no other than LibreOffice Suite. It’s very popular and powerful office suite which comes with a modern and lean interface with lots of productivity tools and features that help to unleash the ultimate creativity. And obviously, it is the best free and open source office suite available in the market for Linux.

It’s supported by a well-managed community-driven tech group who always try to bring a lot of features every time when it releases a new version. Now, this app supports all the major platforms including Linux, MacOS, Windows, Cloud and very soon Android also.

LibreOffice-3

LibreOffice-2

Over 25 million people use LibreOffice worldwide

LibreOffice features at a glance

  • Compatible with Microsoft Office Documents.
  • You can save files in EPUB format.
  • Provides Elementary Icons.
  • Offers detailed online knowledge base.
  • Encrypted¬†OpenPGP files or documents.
  • Automatic Spellchecking.
  • Modern and clean interface.

Check full changelog in Release Notes

How to Install LibreOffice on Ubuntu, Mint via official PPA

Open Terminal and run the following command to add the PPA and upgrade the office suite if installed earlier or by default.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:libreoffice/ppa
sudo apt update
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

Run the following command to install a fresh copy of LibreOffice.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:libreoffice/ppa
sudo apt update
sudo apt install libreoffice

How to Restore or Revert Back

If you want to revert back to the stock or original version, run the following command to purge the PPA.

sudo apt-get install ppa-purge
sudo ppa-purge ppa:libreoffice/ppa

Official Download

If you want to install it manually or on other Linux distros, then download the installer – deb file, from the official project page. You can also find the installer for Windows and MacOS.

Download LibreOffice

Flathub

You can also install it from Flathub. Get the download file from Flathub app stream.

LibreOffice from Flathub

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