Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 13th Oct 2008 11:36 UTC, submitted by M-Saunders
Features, Office After three years of development, OOo 3.0 is finally here with a bunch of new features and enhancements. Linux Format looks at the changes and rates the suite's overall performance, and you can try it yourself by downloading a copy from here.
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tubatodd
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2007-07-03

I was excited to read that this was released today. I downloaded a Windows version and Mac version to have for distribution at my company. I was excited to install the Mac version with native Aqua support. Very nice integration with the OS. Great job OpenOffice.org!!! One noticeable problem....out of the box....it is SLLLLOOOOWWWW! By default the Java Runtime is enabled in the preferences. I disabled it and it works MUCH better. It's still fairly slow on my black Macbook w/ 1GB RAM and OS 10.4.11. Has anyone else noticed this speed issue?

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tyrione Member since:
2005-11-21

I was excited to read that this was released today. I downloaded a Windows version and Mac version to have for distribution at my company. I was excited to install the Mac version with native Aqua support. Very nice integration with the OS. Great job OpenOffice.org!!! One noticeable problem....out of the box....it is SLLLLOOOOWWWW! By default the Java Runtime is enabled in the preferences. I disabled it and it works MUCH better. It's still fairly slow on my black Macbook w/ 1GB RAM and OS 10.4.11. Has anyone else noticed this speed issue?


From Terminal.app $java -version

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tubatodd Member since:
2007-07-03

Java Version 1.5.0_07

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sanctus Member since:
2005-08-31

WOW,

I always prefer iWork because OO is annoyingly slow.

I disable java and the memory drop from 78mo (rsize) to 3mo, and from 1.13go (vsize) to 510mo. It also seems snappier.

What is the drawback?

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bhuot Member since:
2008-09-18

I use use Pages for any documents with graphics - I don't know how OpenOffice.org 3 does on graphics, but I have not been happy with previous versions.

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