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]: try to run older star office
by mormon on Mon 30th Apr 2007 06:49 UTC in reply to "RE: try to run older star office"
mormon
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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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lemur2 Member since:
2007-02-17

"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+."

Some people, other than the hugely biased George Ou, have in fact trialled OpenOffice 2.0.4 and Microsoft Office on the same machine, and found that OpenOffice starts slightly faster if anything.

http://lxer.com/module/newswire/view/71233/

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