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Installing LibreOffice on your Linux Virtual Desktop

LibreOffice is a free and open-source office suite, that consists of several applications:

  • Writer for word processing
  • Calc for creating and editing spreadsheets
  • Impress for creating slideshows
  • Draw for making vector graphics and flowcharts
  • Base for working with databases
  • Math for composing mathematical formulas

LibreOffice is the default office suite for Linux distributions, thus you might want to install it on your Ubuntu virtual desktop.

Instructions for Ubuntu 18.04

1. Install LibreOffice

Connect to the Linux Virtual Desktop and open the terminal. The LibreOffice suite is then easily installed using the Ubuntu package manager:

sudo apt-get install libreoffice -y

2. Start LibreOffice application

Once the installation is complete, you should be able to find LibreOffice tools under ApplicationsOffice.

It is worth noticing that LibreOffice is a single-threaded application, meaning it is limited to using one CPU when doing calculations, even if others are available. This can lead to the application running slowly with very large data files or potentially crashing if the calculations or data become too complex.

Updated on January 12, 2021

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