nomnex wrote:You should (rather) not follow the posts advising you to delete+install from scratch. You will lose the security updates, the tailor made functions and the cosmetic changes specific to your distro
the ppa is used generally to upgrade OO packages, its the same team that makes OO packages for Ubuntu.
Also bear in mind that removing OO also removes the metapackage ubuntu-desktop and ordinarily that shouldn't be a problem till you try and upgrade your distro.
NEW install: This method does not replace the existing 3.1.1 Ubuntu version of OpenOffice. It will install the Generic Linux non-distro specific version from SUN Microsystems alongside (at the same time) with the existing Ubuntu OO install. The 3.1.1 that is included with Karmic Koala is a distro (Ubuntu) specific version that has MANY differences; among them are:
1) Ubuntu OO is installed to a different location than the SUN variant.
2) Ubuntu OO has 3D OpenGL acceleration.
3) Ubuntu OO has complete integration with the Ubuntu distro (desktop, etc).
4) Ubuntu OO has full functionality of animation and multimedia.
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