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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Reliability
by ma_d on Sun 29th Apr 2007 22:58 UTC
ma_d
Member since:
2005-06-29

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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RE: Reliability
by flanque on Sun 29th Apr 2007 23:09 in reply to "Reliability"
flanque Member since:
2005-12-15

MS Office is obnoxious? Now I've heard it all.

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RE[2]: Reliability
by ma_d on Sun 29th Apr 2007 23:12 in reply to "RE: Reliability"
ma_d Member since:
2005-06-29

Little blue things popping up to recommend things you've seen and told it no on dozens of times before.

Automatic changes where the undo command is the reasonable way to interact with the program (it does two actions for the price of one, so you hit undo to get rid of the one you didn't want).

Expanding menus.

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RE[2]: Reliability
by Phloptical on Sun 29th Apr 2007 23:45 in reply to "RE: Reliability"
Phloptical Member since:
2006-10-10

The only thing obnoxious about MS Office is the price tag.

For $600 that thing better have the ability to be installed on every machine you own and also get the next two versions installed free.

Talk about a racket.

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