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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try to run older star office
by mormon on Mon 30th Apr 2007 05:57 UTC
mormon
Member since:
2005-08-13

star office 4.0 is also portable (it worked on Windows, Linux) and consumes far less resources than openoffice. i tried once installing it and i was shocked. start up in no time, fast user interface. i know, it had less features, but how much less?

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apoclypse Member since:
2007-02-17

I though open office was based on the star office source. The difference between the two had to do with the advanced ability to handle word documents. I'm guessing that star office has a preloader and that's why you are seeing such a speed increase, the also might have optimized it quite a bit. I also think it doesn't use the java based database app.

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mormon Member since:
2005-08-13

it didn't have preloader. it didn't have database, but if i remember, openoffice was splited sometime ago, so it shouldn't be a reason.

i think there have to be an error in openoffice, because staroffice 5.2 started on my duron 600 as long as openoffice 2.0 on my sempron 2800+.

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