And there *is* an alternative for the Libre/Open/GNUOffice package, called LaTex. This release is for those who need an high-quality typesetting solution without non-sense. LinuxBBQ “Latex” – wrapped in XFCE4.10 – comes with Lyx, texmaker and Dia pre-installed (containing the basic and recommended modules), as well as the zotero/qnotero/gnote/iceweasel combo for reference/citation management and the Zim desktop wiki. Sounds like work, doesn’t it.
If root access is needed, use sudo or gksudo. Installer is in Menu -> System -> Install LinuxBBQ”