Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 26th Sep 2005 13:28 UTC, submitted by Malahide
Novell and Ximian "We chat to Gnome and OpenOffice.org coder Michael Meeks about all things Linux. Here's a few of the questions we asked the Novell employee."
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by on Mon 26th Sep 2005 14:43 UTC

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OK, it's easy to blame it on the kernel because OO.o has a slow startup, koffice loads in about 2 seconds here.

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RE: Loading times
by on Mon 26th Sep 2005 14:51 in reply to "Loading times"
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Agreed. Microsoft Office apps load in a few seconds under WINE -- so it's not about the kernel, the filesystem or any such thing. It's simply bloated, slow and inelegantly coded.

Great office suite, mind, but the comically slow startup time doesn't impress newcomers. I don't like showing people OOo because they all say "Why is it taking so long to start?" and they think it's sloppily written.

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