Re: Linux desktop
So you're upset that installing the latest version of a third-party desktop program onto an 8-year-old version of a server OS doesn't work? RHEL 6 ships with LibreOffice 4 anyway, so why not just use that until you're ready to finally jump to RHEL 7 (or 8 judging by how long you've clung onto RHEL 6 for)?
You really should be in the planning stages now to migrate to a later R\HEL - you could always try CentOS 7 or RHEL 8 beta in a VM to dip your toes in the water. There's less than 2 years of RHEL 6 support left and more and more third party software won't work with it. I kept Chrome going on CentOS 6 for 3 years after Google "broke" it on that platform, but had to throw the towel in when they switched to GTK+3,