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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Startup time
by on Tue 27th Sep 2005 00:24 UTC

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On an old 128Mb Win98 computer, MS Word 97 opens pretty much instantly, whereas OOo 1.1.4 takes a good minute in Linux. Low-end computers are kinda nice that way for illuminating speed differences.

Hrm, the OOo startup-time answer discouraged me even more from hoping for improvements anytime soon ;) What's this about KOffice being available for Windows soon?

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RE: Startup time
by on Tue 27th Sep 2005 00:49 in reply to "Startup time"
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What's this about KOffice being available for Windows soon?

if by "soon" you mean about a year, then yes, koffice will be ported to windows soon

in the meantime, you can try a preview of kexi, its database application, that already run on windows.
http://www.kexi-project.org

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RE: Startup time
by rm6990 on Tue 27th Sep 2005 02:42 in reply to "Startup time"
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2005-07-04

On an old 128Mb Win98 computer, MS Word 97 opens pretty much instantly, whereas OOo 1.1.4 takes a good minute in Linux. Low-end computers are kinda nice that way for illuminating speed differences.

Hrm, the OOo startup-time answer discouraged me even more from hoping for improvements anytime soon ;) What's this about KOffice being available for Windows soon?


Nice comparison. An almost 10 year old program running on Windows (most likely older version of Windows I'm assuming) compared to a less than 1 year old program running on an entirely different OS (most likely not a distro from that long ago either). You should be a scientist ;-)

I know that OOo has horrible startup times...but seriously, at least try to be objective and neutral when posting.

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