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NeoOffice Performance Comparison

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Last updated: 12 June 2015

This page attempts to provide a balanced, but by no means complete, comparison of NeoOffice's performance with 2 comparable office suites - Apache OpenOffice and LibreOffice - to help you make a more informed decision when evaluating office software.

[edit] NeoOffice 2014.11 vs. Apache OpenOffice 4.1.1 vs. LibreOffice 4.4.3

Performance Test NeoOffice 2014.11 Apache OpenOffice 4.1.1 LibreOffice 4.4.3
General:
Price Payment of US$29.99 in Mac App Store $0.00 $0.00
Launch Time:
Launch time to active cursor in Writer/Word document by double-clicking on application in Finder after reboot (cold start)
7 seconds 8 seconds 7 seconds
Launch time to active cursor in Writer/Word document by double-clicking on application in Finder after quitting application (warm start)
5 seconds 5 seconds 5 seconds
Word Processor:
... with a 500,000 character document (approximately 125 pages long)
Open in Print Layout view, by dragging from Finder to closed application (warm start)
4 seconds 4 seconds 4 seconds
Open in Print Layout view, by dragging from Finder to open application
1 second 1 second 1 second
Save
2 seconds 2 seconds 2 seconds
Page Preview
2 seconds 2 seconds 2 seconds
Print
9 seconds 14 seconds 19 seconds
Export/Save as PDF
7 seconds 6 seconds 7 seconds
Presentation:
... with a 12 slide document
Open by dragging from Finder to closed application (warm start)
6 seconds 5 seconds 5 seconds
Time to complete slide show with No Transition set, using space bar to advance slide
4 seconds 5 seconds 5 seconds
Time to complete slide show with transition set to Fade Smoothly, using space bar to advance slide
27 seconds 27 seconds 33 seconds
Time to complete slide show with transition set to Wedge, using space bar to advance slide
26 seconds 27 seconds 27 seconds
Print
4 seconds 18 seconds 18 seconds
Export/Save as PDF
5 seconds 3 seconds 5 seconds

Notes:

  • Tests were run as a newly created user with default setup
  • NeoOffice version is 2014.11
  • Apache OpenOffice version is 4.1.1
  • LibreOffice version is 4.4.3
  • No other applications were running
  • Machine details: Mac OS X 10.10.3 running on a 2.66 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo Mac Mini Pro with 4 GB of RAM
  • Spotlight privacy was enabled for all volumes
  • Automatic spell checking, grammar, capitalization and hyphenation were disabled
  • Sample 500,000 character word processing document was created from a Lorem Ipsum generation site and saved as an .odt file
  • Sample presentation document was obtained from this post in the Trinity forums and saved as a .ppt file
  • All print tests were output to the Mac OS X Preview application


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