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]: No surprise
by rm6990 on Mon 30th Apr 2007 02:02 UTC in reply to "RE: No surprise"
rm6990
Member since:
2005-07-04

Since when does GTK+ only run under X11? I use it under Windows all the time, and as far as I know, GTK+ has been ported to OS X as well.

(I use OS X, but no longer use OOo. MS Office 2004 and Google Docs do everything I need).

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RE[3]: No surprise
by ma_d on Mon 30th Apr 2007 03:47 in reply to "RE[2]: No surprise"
ma_d Member since:
2005-06-29

Gtk2 has not been ported to OS X. Someone was working on it as a graduate project and has since quit, at least it looked like he had about 4 months ago. What's there isn't usable, especially not for something as complex as OO.o.
Gtk2 runs under X11 on OS X. Which has the myriad of issues that every other program running under that same .app has at the same time (this sentence is meant to make as much sense as X11 apps do on OS X right now).

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