Just to be very clear about Office
On Tue, Feb 05, 2013 at 02:59:39PM +0100, Rene Engelhard wrote:
> On Tue, Feb 05, 2013 at 01:45:36PM +0000, Adam Stiles wrote:
> > On Tuesday 05 February 2013, elarav wrote:
> > > I want install Office but I don't know. I need help, please.
> > $ sudo apt-get install libreoffice
> Which won't help him if he's on stable and doesn't have backports
> installed. In which case this is (unfortunately) still:
> $ sudo apt-get install openoffice.org
> And in the backports case you still need -t squeeze-backports:
> $ sudo apt-get -t sueeeze-backports install libreoffice
> But somehow I believe that he wanted to do neither of that...
Just to be clear for the original querent:
What these people have been advisong you to install is a quite usable
free office applications suite, which now goes under the name libreoffice,
and has previously gone under the name OpenOffice, and is a descendant of the even older StarOffice.
It is *not* Microsoft Office. You will find the user interface
different. It is capable of reading and writing microsoft file
formats, but results may not be quite identical on-screen because
of miniscule differences in type-faces and the like. The more recent
versions of libreoffice tend to have better compatibility.
But you can try it for free. If it isn't what you want, uninstall it.
By the way, libreoffice is *also* available for Windows and Mac. The
instructions you've been given are for popular Linux systems such as
Debian and Ubuntu.
I dn't know what to do if you want to run Microsoft Office on a Linux system.
Rumours are that it can be run on Wine to some extent. My advice is to
try libreoffice instead.