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Old 03-05-2015, 08:14 AM   #1
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I have downloaded ubuntu.
I wish to uses open office.
I was told to remove a symlink.
Where do I Start.
The instructions from wikihow is suitably vague for a beginner!
Old 03-05-2015, 08:22 AM   #2
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Welcome to LQ!

Have a nice time.

Ubuntu's manual, forum would be of good help.

LQ tutorials are also good.

Read documentations at TLDP.

Man and Info pages of linux commands are very much helpful.
You use them e.g. for ls command with 'man ls' or 'info ls' in a terminal (command prompt).

Web search is your good friend.

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Old 03-05-2015, 09:55 AM   #3
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Welcome to LQ!
I have downloaded ubuntu.
have you installed it then? All you need to do once it's installed (or you can run it in memory by burning a DVD from the .iso file and then booting it), is to work your way through the Unity menu system till you find Libre Office which is the alternate "free" version of Open Office.

I'm sorry, I hate the Unity desk top, it used to be as easy as going to the Ubuntu menu in the Gnome Desktop > Office > Libre Office.


Play Bonny!

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As was stated earlier, it depends on what you mean by "downloaded". If Ubuntu is installed, once you are on the Unity desktop, you should see an icon with a spiral pattern on the upper left part of the screen. Click on it, or alternatively, press the Super key (the one with a Windows icon). Once there this is done, in the search bar that will appear, type "LibreOffice". It is a suite very similar to OpenOffice. Click on the LibreOffice icon to launch the program.

If Ubuntu is not installed, you first have to create a bootable USB stick. You can do so under Windows using a program called Pen Drive Linux. For instructions, search for "Ubuntu bootable USB".

Once this is done, shut down your computer, enter the USB key, and start your computer. Look for a message mentionning a key to press to access the BIOS, which contains boot options. Once there, choose to boot on the USB key.

Once you have booted on the USB stick, you can install Ubuntu on your computer. Once installed, you will be able to use the method I talked about above. You can also work directly on the USB key without installing Ubuntu on your computer, which is called the Live version, but if you are to use it often I suggest installing it.


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