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 OpenOffice.org ODF XML parser (while vastly improved) is still about 5 times slower than Microsoft's OOXML parser. OpenOffice.org also seems to consume nearly 4 times the amount of RAM to hold the same data. While OpenOffice.org continues to have fewer features than Microsoft Office, it continues to consume far more resources than Microsoft."
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RE[4]: Reliability
by ma_d on Mon 30th Apr 2007 00:34 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Reliability"
ma_d
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2005-06-29

If I wanted to dig through the expanding menus, sure I could probably eventually figure it out.

I'll prefer the program that's free, does what I need, and defaults to a behavior I can live with.

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