As mentioned in the April 6, 2022 post I had joined the Porteus Forum ‘n they immediately helped me wid a Clock/Timezone issue I was having. After several days trying to install a LibreOffice version besides the very basic LibreOffice-Still as AppImage I decided to post a message for help installing LibreOffice 7.3.2. About an hour later an answer came in, and it worked!

Installing LibreOffice 7.3.2

1) Open a terminal ‘n type: update-libreoffice

2a) After you pick the language (mine was en-US) type: update-libreoffice en-US

2b) It starts “Downloading” the live script ‘n then the libreoffice file ‘n then asks “Do you want to build LibreOffice 7.3.2 xzm module? [y/n]” – enter: y

3) When it finishes, it will leave a message at the bottom saying where the “LibreOffice module” is, and then says “Please move it to your modules folder to survive a reboot.”

4) Move LibreOffice-7.3.2-x86_64-en-US-1bl.xzm from /tmp to /mnt/sda1/porteus/modules.

 

  • 7/7/2022 UPDATE: I forgot to mention that the LibreOffice module – now in the modules folder (/mnt/sda1/porteus/modules) – needs to be Activated before rebooting. Just click on the new LibreOffice module and a popup comes up – saying that it is now Activated or if it was already Activated a different popup asks if you want to Deactivate it. Check out the Porteus Linux page for the July 2022 updates…

5a) Reboot the computer.

5b) After rebooting open the Menu:

LibreOffice 7.3.2 is now installed wid all the suite apps.

Conclusion

Porteus Linux is a bit different than most Distros, but like wid any of them it takes time to learn how it works. I’ve been testing ‘n using Porteus 5.0-rc3 CINNAMON for about two weeks now, and it hasn’t disappointed me yet…fact is, at this point, it is exactly the Linux OS I have been searching for.

As history has shown – very very very few Windows users ever move to Linux as their primary OS. However, I believe there are other Windows 10/11 users like me who would find that Porteus Linux makes an excellent secondary OS, and will add this post to the Windows 11 page. Heck, the Porteus Forum is better ‘n more helpful than 99.999% of the Linux forums I have experienced for decades. ‘Thusly, the learning curve is going to be about the same for Porteus as wid any other Linux OS, and such users would also probably find it more useful for their needs.

Will also add it to the Porteus Linux page…

LINUX IS LIKE A BOX OF CHOCOLATES – you never know what you’re gonna get!