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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Sad but true ...
by autumnlover on Sun 29th Apr 2007 22:15 UTC
autumnlover
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2007-04-12

O.O. is still more similar to MS Works than MS Office ;)

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RE: Sad but true ...
by flanque on Sun 29th Apr 2007 23:05 in reply to "Sad but true ..."
flanque Member since:
2005-12-15

That's probably the best comparison I've heard for OO.

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RE: Sad but true ...
by JPisini on Sun 29th Apr 2007 23:31 in reply to "Sad but true ..."
JPisini Member since:
2006-01-24

O.O. is still more similar to MS Works than MS Office ;)


Works is good enough for 95% of the people if only it could read MS formats and luckily you can with OO you can.

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RE[2]: Sad but true ...
by Coxy on Mon 30th Apr 2007 14:22 in reply to "RE: Sad but true ..."
Coxy Member since:
2006-07-01

As long as you don't mind having to reformat parts of it to get the document to look the same.

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