How to install OpenOffice 3.0 on Ubuntu 8.10 Intrepid Ibex
**UPDATE 2** – This appears to be working again. Please post a comment and let me know if it works, or doesn’t work for you!
**UPDATE** – This method no longer works. I believe you can install it by downloading the .deb files, however I am attempting to find a way to upgrade from the repositories. If you know how, please post a comment explaining how and I will update this guide.
Ubuntu 8.10 Intrepid Ibex (Due out on October 30, 2008) will not be shipping with the newest version of Open Office due to Open Office 3 not being released early enough for the developers to test it. If you don’t want to wait for the developers of Ubuntu to release Open Office 3, you can follow this guide to install Open Office 3 now!
To begin open up Terminal and edit your sources.list file:
Add the Open Office repository to your repository list and save:
Now update your packages list:
You can now upgrade using the Upgrade Manager or via command line.
That’s it. Open Office 3 is now running on your system!