NeoOffice Performance Comparison

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'''N.B.''' ''This page compares NeoOffice 2.2.4 <!--(a legacy version of NeoOffice)--> to StarOffice 9 Beta and Microsoft Office 2008 <!--(and Microsoft Office 2004)--> for the Mac.'' '''N.B.''' ''This page compares NeoOffice 2.2.4 <!--(a legacy version of NeoOffice)--> to StarOffice 9 Beta and Microsoft Office 2008 <!--(and Microsoft Office 2004)--> for the Mac.''
-This page attempts to provide a balanced, but by no means complete, comparison of NeoOffice's performance with two comparable office suites, Microsoft Office and OpenOffice.org, to help you make a more informed decision when evaluating office software. Some other software developers have similar comparison pages; those we are aware of are linked [[#Other Comparisons|below]].+This page attempts to provide a balanced, but by no means complete, comparison of NeoOffice's performance with two comparable office suites, StarOffice/OpenOffice.org and Microsoft, to help you make a more informed decision when evaluating office software. Some other software developers have similar comparison pages; those we are aware of are linked [[#Other Comparisons|below]].
=== NeoOffice vs. StarOffice/OpenOffice.org vs. Microsoft Office === === NeoOffice vs. StarOffice/OpenOffice.org vs. Microsoft Office ===
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<tr {{HeaderRow}}><th align="left" colspan="4">Word Processor:</th></tr> <tr {{HeaderRow}}><th align="left" colspan="4">Word Processor:</th></tr>
-<tr {{HeaderRow}}><th align="left" colspan="4">with a 500,000 character document (about 130 pages long)</th></tr>+<tr {{HeaderRow}}><th align="left" colspan="4">... with a 500,000 character document (about 130 pages long)</th></tr>
<tr><td align="left">Open in page view, drag from Finder to closed application.</td><td align="center">xxx seconds</td><td align="center">xxx seconds</td><td align="center">xxx seconds</td></tr> <tr><td align="left">Open in page view, drag from Finder to closed application.</td><td align="center">xxx seconds</td><td align="center">xxx seconds</td><td align="center">xxx seconds</td></tr>
<tr {{BlueRow}}><td align="left">Open in page view, drag from Finder to open application</td><td align="center">xxx seconds</td><td align="center">xxx seconds</td><td align="center">xxx seconds</td></tr> <tr {{BlueRow}}><td align="left">Open in page view, drag from Finder to open application</td><td align="center">xxx seconds</td><td align="center">xxx seconds</td><td align="center">xxx seconds</td></tr>
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<tr {{BlueRow}}><td align="left">Export as PDF</td><td align="center">xxx seconds</td><td align="center">xxx seconds</td><td align="center">xxx seconds</td></tr> <tr {{BlueRow}}><td align="left">Export as PDF</td><td align="center">xxx seconds</td><td align="center">xxx seconds</td><td align="center">xxx seconds</td></tr>
-<tr {{HeaderRow}}><th align="left" colspan="4">with a 2 million character document (about 530 pages long)</th></tr>+<tr {{HeaderRow}}><th align="left" colspan="4">... with a 2 million character document (about 530 pages long)</th></tr>
<tr><td align="left">Open in page view, drag from Finder to closed application.</td><td align="center">xxx seconds</td><td align="center">xxx seconds</td><td align="center">xxx seconds</td></tr> <tr><td align="left">Open in page view, drag from Finder to closed application.</td><td align="center">xxx seconds</td><td align="center">xxx seconds</td><td align="center">xxx seconds</td></tr>
<tr {{BlueRow}}><td align="left">Open in page view, drag from Finder to open application</td><td align="center">xxx seconds</td><td align="center">xxx seconds</td><td align="center">xxx seconds</td></tr> <tr {{BlueRow}}><td align="left">Open in page view, drag from Finder to open application</td><td align="center">xxx seconds</td><td align="center">xxx seconds</td><td align="center">xxx seconds</td></tr>
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'''Notes:''' '''Notes:'''
- +* Tests were run as a newly created user with default setup
 +* No other applications were running
 +* Sample 500,000 and 2 million character word processing documents were obtained from [http://www.apfelwiki.de/Tests/WordAlternativenTest04 ApfelWiki Word-Alternativen Der Test]
 +* Spell checking and automatic hyphenation were disabled

Revision as of 03:23, 13 August 2008

Last updated: 08 August 2008

N.B. Initial editing is still in progress

N.B. This page compares NeoOffice 2.2.4 to StarOffice 9 Beta and Microsoft Office 2008 for the Mac.

This page attempts to provide a balanced, but by no means complete, comparison of NeoOffice's performance with two comparable office suites, StarOffice/OpenOffice.org and Microsoft, to help you make a more informed decision when evaluating office software. Some other software developers have similar comparison pages; those we are aware of are linked below.

NeoOffice vs. StarOffice/OpenOffice.org vs. Microsoft Office

Performance TestNeoOfficeStarOffice 9 Beta for MacMS Office 2008 for Mac
General:
Price$0.00, donation requested$0.00$149.95 Home & Student Edition
Launch time to active cursor in Writer document by double-clicking on application in Finder after reboot (cold start)xxx secondsxxx secondsxxx seconds
Launch time to active cursor in Writer document by double-clicking on application in Finder after quitting application (warm start)xxx secondsxxx secondsxxx seconds
Word Processor:
... with a 500,000 character document (about 130 pages long)
Open in page view, drag from Finder to closed application.xxx secondsxxx secondsxxx seconds
Open in page view, drag from Finder to open applicationxxx secondsxxx secondsxxx seconds
Scrolls with the keyboard: 10x Page Down buttonxxx secondsxxx secondsxxx seconds
Scrolling with the mouse: 10 clicks in Scrollbarxxx secondsxxx secondsxxx seconds
Scrolling with the mouse: Click and drag in Scrollbar to end of documentxxx secondsxxx secondsxxx seconds
Savexxx secondsxxx secondsxxx seconds
Save as ... Same format different namexxx secondsxxx secondsxxx seconds
Print Previewxxx secondsxxx secondsxxx seconds
Print ... xxx secondsxxx secondsxxx seconds
Export as PDFxxx secondsxxx secondsxxx seconds
... with a 2 million character document (about 530 pages long)
Open in page view, drag from Finder to closed application.xxx secondsxxx secondsxxx seconds
Open in page view, drag from Finder to open applicationxxx secondsxxx secondsxxx seconds
Scrolls with the keyboard: 10x Page Down buttonxxx secondsxxx secondsxxx seconds
Scrolling with the mouse: 10 clicks in Scrollbarxxx secondsxxx secondsxxx seconds
Scrolling with the mouse: Click and drag in Scrollbar to end of documentxxx secondsxxx secondsxxx seconds
Savexxx secondsxxx secondsxxx seconds
Save as ... Same format different namexxx secondsxxx secondsxxx seconds
Print Previewxxx secondsxxx secondsxxx seconds
Print ... xxx secondsxxx secondsxxx seconds
Export as PDFxxx secondsxxx secondsxxx seconds

Notes:

  • Tests were run as a newly created user with default setup
  • No other applications were running
  • Sample 500,000 and 2 million character word processing documents were obtained from ApfelWiki Word-Alternativen Der Test
  • Spell checking and automatic hyphenation were disabled


Other Comparisons

Additional performance (and feature) comparisons between selected office suites and word processors are available at Mellel: Competitive Comparison (redlers.com; compares Mellel 2.0 with Microsoft Office 2004, OpenOffice.org 2.0.x, and Nisus Writer Express 2.7, but not NeoOffice) and Word-Alternativen: Der Test (apfelwiki.de; compares AbiWord 2.4.5, Mellel 2.2.7, NeoOffice 2.2.1, Nisus Writer Pro 1.0, and Apple's Pages 3.0 [de]).

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