Besides Open Office, is there any solution for opening
.pptx presentations on Linux (Debian to be more precise)?
Other than LibreOffice, you could use an online conversion tool like Google docs to convert presentations from
This question is from ages ago, but I will add this in for reference.
Kingsoft Office 2013
This is sort of the Chinese version of Microsoft Office, but with support for English and a few other languages, and has be simply brilliant in the latest versions. It has a nice interface compared to the bog standard libreoffice - and versions later than the
It is available as a one-install package, which provides versions of Word, Presentation/Powerpoint, and Calc/Excel. For most uses, libreoffice works OK, but this is sometimes necessary for compatibility.
I will also note that any Americans who may want to use this may have a problem, due to licensing things - http://askubuntu.com/a/235960/178596
You can download the .deb from here: http://wps-community.org/download.html
There is a guide to installing .deb files here: http://www.cyberciti.biz/faq/ubuntu-linux-how-do-i-install-deb-packages/
For rpm's, you can
For both this AND libreoffice, you will get better performance if you can get the Windows fonts and install them onto your Ubuntu computer. You can copy them from the