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[3]: slow load
by hyper on Mon 30th Apr 2007 23:09 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: slow load"
hyper
Member since:
2005-06-29

Once again - no proof. I always keep track on whats starting on my system and I have never seen an Office preloader yet...

Can you provide details: what is the process name?

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RE[4]: slow load
by lemur2 on Mon 30th Apr 2007 23:30 in reply to "RE[3]: slow load"
lemur2 Member since:
2007-02-17

{Once again - no proof. I always keep track on whats starting on my system and I have never seen an Office preloader yet...

Can you provide details: what is the process name?}


There is a fair amount of MS Office functionality built right in the the core of Windows, but if you want a reference for a specific-to-Office preloader, then the name of that is "Office Startup Assistant".

Program name is osa.exe

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/826318

Edited 2007-04-30 23:31

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RE[5]: slow load
by sappyvcv on Tue 1st May 2007 03:33 in reply to "RE[4]: slow load"
sappyvcv Member since:
2005-07-06

Did you read the article? You have to specifically add it to the startup list for it to start before Office itself. Otherwise all it does is load when you load your first Office app, then makes loading of the OTHER office apps quicker while its running. When you reboot, you lose that again.

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