Since 2014, LibreOffice suite releases two versions with each of its release update:
Fresh: The fresh version of LibreOffice include the most recent features and enhancements, but they are labeled as unstable and not suitable for production use. This version is intended for early adopters and developers to test and experiment with new updates until they are stable enough for production use.
Still: This branch of LibreOffice are the one-step older versions that have been thoroughly tested and labeled as stable for production use. This is the preferred version which I also recommend for users who value stability over the latest features.
System Requirements of LibreOffice
LibreOffice, unlike Microsoft’s Office suites, does not require a powerful computer to run. The entire LibreOffice suite can be run with as little as 265MB of RAM and a Pentium III processor. However, according to the official website, the following specifications are recommended for the best experience:
- 256 MB RAM (512 MB RAM recommended)
- Pentium III, or more-recent CPU.
- Up to 1.5 GB available hard disk space
- 1024p x 768p display resolution or higher.
For the detailed system requirements for Linux, Windows, and Mac OS X, visit this following page. https://libreoffice.org/get-help/system-requirements/
Downloading and installing LibreOffice
Downloading and installing the LibreOffice Suites is as easy as installing any other software, for that matter. Go over to the download section of LibreOffice’s official website.
For Windows Operating System
Choose either the 64-bit or 32-bit version of the Windows operating system, depending on your computer’s architecture. If your computer is older than 15 years or was released before 2012, it’s recommended to use the 32-bit version. Then, once the file is downloaded, install it as you would any other software.
For GNU/Linux Operating System
If you’re using GNU/Linux, the LibreOffice suite is often pre-installed in most distributions. If it’s not already on your system, you can install it using the package manager. Just run the following commands in terminal based on the distribution.
For debian-based Linux distributions:
sudo apt install libreoffice
For Fedora and other Redhat based distros:
sudo dnf install libreoffice
For Arch based distros:
sudo pacman -S libreoffice-still
For Mac OS
The easiest way to install LibreOffice on your computer is through the Apple App Store, or you can download the installation file from the official site. Simply select Mac OS from the drop-down selection of operating system and you’re all set.
If you’ve followed the steps outlined above, you should have LibreOffice installed on your computer. With this software, you’ll be able to create and edit documents, spreadsheets, presentations, and more.
I hope this tutorial was helpful for you. If you’ve any questions or ran into any issues during the installation process, let me know in the comments below. I’d be happy to assist you.