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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Awesome article
by Luminair on Mon 30th Apr 2007 00:53 UTC
Luminair
Member since:
2007-03-30

An objective review with real quantitative benchmarks! Tables and graphs of data! Short and to the point!

I wish there was more of this stuff out there!

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RE: Awesome article
by rajj on Mon 30th Apr 2007 03:15 in reply to "Awesome article"
rajj Member since:
2005-07-06

Yeah it has tables and graphs, but it doesn't mention at all how he got that data or his reasoning behind his interpretations of said data. The only thing that comes close to a section on methodology is a list of software.

I question how he got his numbers on memory usage. They look suspiciously like he's using the VSS instead the RSS. Even the RSS isn't accurate in most cases.

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RE[2]: Awesome article
by Luminair on Mon 30th Apr 2007 03:44 in reply to "RE: Awesome article"
Luminair Member since:
2007-03-30

You should tell him that, he might just listen ;)

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