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How to upgrade to Open Office 3.0 on Ubuntu Linux

I use the Ubuntu 8.04 (Hardy) Linux on my notebook. Not wanting to wait for the availability of OO 3.0 from the repository I went ahead and downloaded the new Open Office 3.0 now that the Open Office web site has provided some alternative download sites for version 3.0.

The upgrade from version 2 to version 3 was actually easy. I’m posting the procedure here on my blog for others.

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Open Office 3.0 now available!

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After several years into development, Open Office (a free and open source alternative to Microsoft Office) version 3.0 has been released. Now if I could only get to download a copy and upgrade. Looks like the whole Internet community is converging on their web site — still getting errors visiting their web site.

Oh well, I guess it wouldn’t hurt to wait for a couple of days for the upgrade.