Since libreoffice is the default office suite in Ubuntu 11.04, which I use on my desktop, I also wanted to install that on my laptop (using Ubuntu 10.10). To do so we have to remove openoffice first.

sudo apt-get purge openoffice*.*

After that we can add the libreoffice ppa repository and install!

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:libreoffice/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install libreoffice
sudo apt-get install libreoffice-gnome

The default Ubuntu Flash Player was really unstable on my machine. That’s why I went searching for a more stable 64bit version. On Ubuntu 10.04 I used the file libflashplayer- that circulated on the web. On 11.04 I found out there’s a nice repository with the latest x86_64 version. Thanks to SevenMachines it is really easy to install.

add-apt-repository ppa:sevenmachines/flash
apt-get update
apt-get install flashplugin64-installer

You might get this message when the virtual machine you’re opening is out of disk space or at least it thinks it is.

The file system upon which ‘~/VMware/Windows XP Professional – SP3’ resides is critically low on free space. Allowing this virtual machine to continue may cause it to fail unexpectedly. VMware Workstation has paused this virtual machine because the disk on which the virtual machine is stored is almost full. To continue, free up at least 495.2 MB of disk space.

When booting you’ll get stuck in an endless loop. To ignore the above warning and be able to start again add the line below to your (Windows XP Professional).vmx file.

mainMem.freeSpaceCheck = "FALSE"