Double-Clicking on Apple Docs in Ubuntu 23.10 Now iWorks

Ubuntu ships with LibreOffice because it’s a powerful open-source office suite compatible with document made in rival software, such as Microsoft Office and Apple’s iWork. Thing is, while LibreOffice can open files made in Apple’s Pages (a word processor, saves as .pages) and Numbers (a spreadsheet app, saves as .numbers) the shared-mime-info package in Ubuntu 22.04 LTS misattributes both formats as ZIP archives: So if a user double-clicks on either document in Ubuntu 22.04 the Archive Manager tool is launched, rather than LibreOffice. Thankfully, this bug was fixed upstream last year, and the fix included in the shared-mime-info 2.2 release, :sys_more_orange:


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