Uninstall LibreOffice and Install WPS 2019 on Ubuntu 20.04

2020年07月06日 8562Browse 2Like 0Comments

WPS 2019

I think WPS office suite is a better option than LibreOffice on Linux OS, especially it is more compatible with MS Office.

Uninstall LibreOffice suite

  • Remvoe LibreOffice by apt-get remove in one command line instead of apt remove, as the latter doesn't support wildcard.

    sudo apt-get remove --purge libreoffice-\* -y

  • Remove installation packages no longer needed

     sudo apt autoremove 

Install WPS 2019 from official website

  • Go to WPS website, click and download the *.deb package. The package version is and released on 2020.06.08.

  • Go to the download folder and install, then delete the installation package.

    cd ~/Downloads
    sudo dpkg -i wps-office_11.1.0.9522.XA_amd64.deb
    rm wps-office_11.1.0.9522.XA_amd64.deb

  • To launch the WPS writer, just type:


    You will see a very clean application, however it has no internet connection for online service.

Install WPS 2019 by snap package

Alternatively, you can install the snap package because WPS has already launched in Ubuntu Software Center. Search wps and find to install, or install it with the following commands.

  • Update repositories and look up available packages

    sudo apt update
    sudo snap find wps | grep ^wps 

    There are several versions in the list, and wps-2019-snap is the latest one, while wps-office-multilang is actually WPS 2016 which is not recommended right now.

    Name                             Version                Publisher           Notes  Summary
    wps-office-multilang     schmolli-christian  -      WPS Office Suite with support for many languages
    wps-office-all-lang-no-internet            cyrpaut             -      WPS Office Suite all languages with no internet connection
    wps-2019-snap                      cyrpaut             -      WPS Office 2019 - All languages - No Internet
    wps-office                         liuyang8            -      WPS Office Suite
    wps-mts                            mrthesoulz          -      WPS Office Suite

  • Install the latest version (which is not as updated as the package from official site).

    sudo snap install wps-2019-snap


I suggest download WPS from official website and install it from your local drive. It's more fast than installing from the snap archive servers, and you will get a more updated version as well.


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