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[7]: slow load
by hyper on Tue 1st May 2007 10:00 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: slow load"
hyper
Member since:
2005-06-29

And so you have just confirmed it: you are spreading lies because your info is 4 years old... Oh well...

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RE[8]: slow load
by lemur2 on Tue 1st May 2007 10:35 in reply to "RE[7]: slow load"
lemur2 Member since:
2007-02-17

{And so you have just confirmed it: you are spreading lies because your info is 4 years old... Oh well...}

Excuse me?

What did I post about osa.exe that was in any way inaccurate?

I modded you down for your unwarranted insult.

Here is the question I answered:
Can you provide details: what is the process name?

And here was my answer:

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


Where is the lie?

Edited 2007-05-01 10:38

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RE[9]: slow load
by sappyvcv on Tue 1st May 2007 15:00 in reply to "RE[8]: slow load"
sappyvcv Member since:
2005-07-06

First of all, OSA doesn't start up with Windows anymore and hasn't in almost 5 years.

Second, you've provided no proof that "MS Office functionality [is] built right in the core of Windows".

Third, OSA.exe is only a preloader in the sense that it works like Mozilla plans for XUL runner to work -- for apps using the same framework to share all the code it can through a common "runtime".

What point exactly were you trying to make? I thought it was that Office starts up faster because of a "preloader", which hasn't been true in almost 5 years. So again, what was your point?

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