Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 29th Apr 2007 21:58 UTC, submitted by andrewg
Talk, Rumors, X Versus Y George Ou compares Microsoft Office 2007 to OpenOffice 2.2 in memory and CPU usage using the OOXML and ODF file formats. The conclusion according to Ou: "We can see that the ODF XML parser (while vastly improved) is still about 5 times slower than Microsoft's OOXML parser. also seems to consume nearly 4 times the amount of RAM to hold the same data. While continues to have fewer features than Microsoft Office, it continues to consume far more resources than Microsoft."
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by ma_d on Sun 29th Apr 2007 22:58 UTC
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The features just work more reliably and are in general less obnoxious...

From what I've seen Word has come down in quality consistently since 2000 (so, XP, 2003, and 2007).

** I don't have a lot of experience with 2007.

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