NeoOffice Performance Comparison

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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]]. 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]].

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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 2.2.4 vs. OpenOffice.org 3.0 Beta 2 /StarOffice 9 Beta vs. Microsoft Office 2008

Performance TestNeoOfficeOpenOffice.org StarOfficeMS Office 2008
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
Scroll 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
Scroll 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
Presentation:
... with a 13 slide document
Open by dragging from Finder to closed application.xxx secondsxxx secondsxxx seconds
Open by dragging from Finder to open applicationxxx secondsxxx secondsxxx seconds
Switch from edit to Slide Showxxx secondsxxx secondsxxx seconds
Time to complete slide show with no transitions, using right arrow to advance slidexxx secondsxxx secondsxxx seconds
Time to complete slide show with no transitions, with slide advance set to 1 secondxxx secondsxxx secondsxxx seconds

Notes:

  • Tested under Mac OS 10.4.11 on an Mac Book Pro 2 GHz Intel Core Duo with 1 GB of RAM
  • Tests were run as a newly created user with default setup
  • NeoOffice version is 2.2.4 with Patch 3
  • No other applications were running
  • Spell checking and automatic hyphenation were disabled
  • Sample 500,000 and 2 million character word processing documents were obtained from ApfelWiki Word-Alternativen Der Test
  • Sample presentation document was obtained from NeoOffice Bugzilla



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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