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[2]: Has room to improve
by beowuff on Mon 30th Apr 2007 02:00 UTC in reply to "RE: Has room to improve"
beowuff
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2006-07-26

fyi,

I just set OO to use java 1.6 on my ubuntu box yesterday... It cut the load speed down to about 4 seconds on my work machine. Can't remember how fast the proc is, but it's an old P4 with 1G RAM running Ubuntu. Before switching to jdk1.6, it took about 20 seconds to load.

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