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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 Office, 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 Office, 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 2.2.5 vs. OpenOffice.org 3.0 vs. Microsoft Office 2004 vs. Microsoft Office 2008 ===+=== NeoOffice 2.2.5 vs. NeoOffice 3.0 Early Access vs. OpenOffice.org 3.0 vs. Microsoft Office 2004 vs. Microsoft Office 2008 ===
<TABLE WIDTH=100%> <TABLE WIDTH=100%>
- <tr {{HeaderRow}}><th align="left">Performance Test</th><th>NeoOffice 2.2.5</th><th>OpenOffice.org 3.0</th><th>MS Office 2004</th><th>MS Office 2008</th></tr>+ <tr {{HeaderRow}}><th align="left">Performance Test</th>
- <tr {{HeaderRow}}><th align="left" colspan="5">General:</th></tr>+ <th>NeoOffice 2.2.5</th>
- <tr><td>Price</td><td align="center">$0.00, [http://www.neooffice.org/neojava/donate.php donation requested]</td><td align="center">$0.00</td><td align="center">No longer available</td><td align="center">$149.95 Home & Student Edition</td></tr>+ <th>NeoOffice 3.0 Early Access</th>
 + <th>OpenOffice.org 3.0</th>
 + <th>MS Office 2004</th>
 + <th>MS Office 2008</th></tr>
 + <tr {{HeaderRow}}><th align="left" colspan="6">General:</th></tr>
 + <tr>
 + <td>Price</td>
 + <td align="center">$0.00, [http://www.neooffice.org/neojava/donate.php donation requested]</td>
 + <td align="center">$0.00, [http://www.neooffice.org/neojava/donate.php donation requested]</td>
 + <td align="center">$0.00</td>
 + <td align="center">No longer available</td>
 + <td align="center">$149.95 Home & Student Edition</td></tr>
- <tr {{HeaderRow}}><th align="left" colspan="5">Launch Time:</th></tr>+ <tr {{HeaderRow}}><th align="left" colspan="6">Launch Time:</th></tr>
<tr {{BlueRow}}> <tr {{BlueRow}}>
- <td colspan="5">Launch time to active cursor in Writer/Word document by double-clicking on application in Finder after reboot (cold start)</td>+ <td colspan="6">Launch time to active cursor in Writer/Word document by double-clicking on application in Finder after reboot (cold start)</td>
</tr> </tr>
<tr> <tr>
<td><i>Machine 1 - Intel (see Notes)</i></td> <td><i>Machine 1 - Intel (see Notes)</i></td>
<td align="center">26 seconds</td> <td align="center">26 seconds</td>
 + <td align="center">24 seconds</td>
<td align="center">27 seconds</td> <td align="center">27 seconds</td>
<td align="center">27 seconds</td> <td align="center">27 seconds</td>
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<td><i>Machine 2 - PPC (see Notes)</i></td> <td><i>Machine 2 - PPC (see Notes)</i></td>
<td align="center">33 seconds</td> <td align="center">33 seconds</td>
 + <td align="center">32 seconds</td>
<td align="center">58 seconds</td> <td align="center">58 seconds</td>
<td align="center">10 seconds</td> <td align="center">10 seconds</td>
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</tr> </tr>
<tr {{BlueRow}}> <tr {{BlueRow}}>
- <td colspan="5">Launch time to active cursor in Writer/Word document by double-clicking on application in Finder after quitting application (warm start)</td>+ <td colspan="6">Launch time to active cursor in Writer/Word document by double-clicking on application in Finder after quitting application (warm start)</td>
</tr> </tr>
<tr> <tr>
<td><i>Machine 1 - Intel (see Notes)</i></td> <td><i>Machine 1 - Intel (see Notes)</i></td>
<td align="center">9 seconds</td> <td align="center">9 seconds</td>
 + <td align="center">7 seconds</td>
<td align="center">10 seconds</td> <td align="center">10 seconds</td>
<td align="center">7 seconds</td> <td align="center">7 seconds</td>
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<td><i>Machine 2 - PPC (see Notes)</i></td> <td><i>Machine 2 - PPC (see Notes)</i></td>
<td align="center">16 seconds</td> <td align="center">16 seconds</td>
 + <td align="center">14 seconds</td>
<td align="center">21 seconds</td> <td align="center">21 seconds</td>
<td align="center">5 seconds</td> <td align="center">5 seconds</td>
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</tr> </tr>
- <tr {{HeaderRow}}><th align="left" colspan="5">Word Processor:</th></tr>+ <tr {{HeaderRow}}><th align="left" colspan="6">Word Processor:</th></tr>
- <tr {{HeaderRow}}><th align="left" colspan="5">... with a 500,000 character document (approximately 130 pages long)</th></tr>+ <tr {{HeaderRow}}><th align="left" colspan="6">... with a 500,000 character document (approximately 130 pages long)</th></tr>
<tr {{BlueRow}}> <tr {{BlueRow}}>
- <td colspan="5">Open in Print Layout view, by dragging from Finder to closed application (warm start)</td>+ <td colspan="6">Open in Print Layout view, by dragging from Finder to closed application (warm start)</td>
</tr> </tr>
<tr> <tr>
<td><i>Machine 1 - Intel (see Notes)</i></td> <td><i>Machine 1 - Intel (see Notes)</i></td>
 + <td align="center">8 seconds</td>
<td align="center">8 seconds</td> <td align="center">8 seconds</td>
<td align="center">6 seconds</td> <td align="center">6 seconds</td>
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<td><i>Machine 2 - PPC (see Notes)</i></td> <td><i>Machine 2 - PPC (see Notes)</i></td>
<td align="center">12 seconds</td> <td align="center">12 seconds</td>
 + <td align="center">16 seconds</td>
<td align="center">28 seconds</td> <td align="center">28 seconds</td>
<td align="center">4 seconds</td> <td align="center">4 seconds</td>
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</tr> </tr>
<tr {{BlueRow}}> <tr {{BlueRow}}>
- <td colspan="5">Open in Print Layout view, by dragging from Finder to open application</td>+ <td colspan="6">Open in Print Layout view, by dragging from Finder to open application</td>
</tr> </tr>
<tr> <tr>
<td><i>Machine 1 - Intel (see Notes)</i></td> <td><i>Machine 1 - Intel (see Notes)</i></td>
 + <td align="center">1 second</td>
<td align="center">1 second</td> <td align="center">1 second</td>
<td align="center">8 seconds</td> <td align="center">8 seconds</td>
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<tr> <tr>
<td><i>Machine 2 - PPC (see Notes)</i></td> <td><i>Machine 2 - PPC (see Notes)</i></td>
 + <td align="center">4 seconds</td>
<td align="center">4 seconds</td> <td align="center">4 seconds</td>
<td align="center">10 seconds</td> <td align="center">10 seconds</td>
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</tr> </tr>
<tr {{BlueRow}}> <tr {{BlueRow}}>
- <td colspan="5">Save</td>+ <td colspan="6">Save</td>
</tr> </tr>
<tr> <tr>
<td><i>Machine 1 - Intel (see Notes)</i></td> <td><i>Machine 1 - Intel (see Notes)</i></td>
 + <td align="center">3 seconds</td>
<td align="center">3 seconds</td> <td align="center">3 seconds</td>
<td align="center">3 seconds</td> <td align="center">3 seconds</td>
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<tr> <tr>
<td><i>Machine 2 - PPC (see Notes)</i></td> <td><i>Machine 2 - PPC (see Notes)</i></td>
 + <td align="center">6 seconds</td>
<td align="center">6 seconds</td> <td align="center">6 seconds</td>
<td align="center">4 seconds</td> <td align="center">4 seconds</td>
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</tr> </tr>
<tr {{BlueRow}}> <tr {{BlueRow}}>
- <td colspan="5">Page Preview</td>+ <td colspan="6">Page Preview</td>
</tr> </tr>
<tr> <tr>
<td><i>Machine 1 - Intel (see Notes)</i></td> <td><i>Machine 1 - Intel (see Notes)</i></td>
<td align="center">4 seconds</td> <td align="center">4 seconds</td>
 + <td align="center">3 seconds</td>
<td align="center">3 seconds</td> <td align="center">3 seconds</td>
<td align="center">2 seconds</td> <td align="center">2 seconds</td>
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<td><i>Machine 2 - PPC (see Notes)</i></td> <td><i>Machine 2 - PPC (see Notes)</i></td>
<td align="center">5 seconds</td> <td align="center">5 seconds</td>
 + <td align="center">8 seconds</td>
<td align="center">6 seconds</td> <td align="center">6 seconds</td>
<td align="center">1 second</td> <td align="center">1 second</td>
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</tr> </tr>
<tr {{BlueRow}}> <tr {{BlueRow}}>
- <td colspan="5">Print ... </td>+ <td colspan="6">Print ... </td>
</tr> </tr>
<tr> <tr>
<td><i>Machine 1 - Intel (see Notes)</i></td> <td><i>Machine 1 - Intel (see Notes)</i></td>
 + <td align="center">24 seconds</td>
<td align="center">24 seconds</td> <td align="center">24 seconds</td>
<td align="center">23 seconds</td> <td align="center">23 seconds</td>
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<td><i>Machine 2 - PPC (see Notes)</i></td> <td><i>Machine 2 - PPC (see Notes)</i></td>
<td align="center">46 seconds</td> <td align="center">46 seconds</td>
 + <td align="center">53 seconds</td>
<td align="center">40 seconds</td> <td align="center">40 seconds</td>
<td align="center">45 seconds</td> <td align="center">45 seconds</td>
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</tr> </tr>
<tr {{BlueRow}}> <tr {{BlueRow}}>
- <td colspan="5">Export/Save as PDF</td>+ <td colspan="6">Export/Save as PDF</td>
</tr> </tr>
<tr> <tr>
<td><i>Machine 1 - Intel (see Notes)</i></td> <td><i>Machine 1 - Intel (see Notes)</i></td>
<td align="center">13 seconds</td> <td align="center">13 seconds</td>
 + <td align="center">9 seconds</td>
<td align="center">15 seconds</td> <td align="center">15 seconds</td>
<td align="center">Not available</td> <td align="center">Not available</td>
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<td><i>Machine 2 - PPC (see Notes)</i></td> <td><i>Machine 2 - PPC (see Notes)</i></td>
<td align="center">25 seconds</td> <td align="center">25 seconds</td>
 + <td align="center">21 seconds</td>
<td align="center">27 seconds</td> <td align="center">27 seconds</td>
<td align="center">Not available</td> <td align="center">Not available</td>
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</tr> </tr>
- <tr {{HeaderRow}}><th align="left" colspan="5">Presentation:</th></tr>+ <tr {{HeaderRow}}><th align="left" colspan="6">Presentation:</th></tr>
- <tr {{HeaderRow}}><th align="left" colspan="5">... with a 11 slide document</th></tr>+ <tr {{HeaderRow}}><th align="left" colspan="6">... with a 11 slide document</th></tr>
<tr {{BlueRow}}> <tr {{BlueRow}}>
- <td colspan="5">Open by dragging from Finder to closed application (warm start)</td>+ <td colspan="6">Open by dragging from Finder to closed application (warm start)</td>
</tr> </tr>
<tr> <tr>
<td><i>Machine 1 - Intel (see Notes)</i></td> <td><i>Machine 1 - Intel (see Notes)</i></td>
 + <td align="center">8 seconds</td>
<td align="center">8 seconds</td> <td align="center">8 seconds</td>
<td align="center">6 seconds</td> <td align="center">6 seconds</td>
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<td><i>Machine 2 - PPC (see Notes)</i></td> <td><i>Machine 2 - PPC (see Notes)</i></td>
<td align="center">13 seconds</td> <td align="center">13 seconds</td>
 + <td align="center">20 seconds</td>
<td align="center">22 seconds</td> <td align="center">22 seconds</td>
<td align="center">4 seconds</td> <td align="center">4 seconds</td>
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</tr> </tr>
<tr {{BlueRow}}> <tr {{BlueRow}}>
- <td colspan="5">Time to complete slide show with No Transition set, using space bar to advance slide</td>+ <td colspan="6">Time to complete slide show with No Transition set, using space bar to advance slide</td>
</tr> </tr>
<tr> <tr>
<td><i>Machine 1 - Intel (see Notes)</i></td> <td><i>Machine 1 - Intel (see Notes)</i></td>
<td align="center">11 seconds</td> <td align="center">11 seconds</td>
 + <td align="center">14 seconds</td>
<td align="center">24 seconds</td> <td align="center">24 seconds</td>
<td align="center">11 seconds</td> <td align="center">11 seconds</td>
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<td><i>Machine 2 - PPC (see Notes)</i></td> <td><i>Machine 2 - PPC (see Notes)</i></td>
<td align="center">22 seconds</td> <td align="center">22 seconds</td>
 + <td align="center">29 seconds</td>
<td align="center">30 seconds</td> <td align="center">30 seconds</td>
<td align="center">9 seconds</td> <td align="center">9 seconds</td>
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</tr> </tr>
<tr {{BlueRow}}> <tr {{BlueRow}}>
- <td colspan="5">Time to complete slide show with transition set to Fade Smoothly, using space bar to advance slide</td>+ <td colspan="6">Time to complete slide show with transition set to Fade Smoothly, using space bar to advance slide</td>
</tr> </tr>
<tr> <tr>
<td><i>Machine 1 - Intel (see Notes)</i></td> <td><i>Machine 1 - Intel (see Notes)</i></td>
<td align="center">35 seconds</td> <td align="center">35 seconds</td>
 + <td align="center">39 seconds</td>
<td align="center">48 seconds</td> <td align="center">48 seconds</td>
<td align="center">23 seconds</td> <td align="center">23 seconds</td>
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<td><i>Machine 2 - PPC (see Notes)</i></td> <td><i>Machine 2 - PPC (see Notes)</i></td>
<td align="center">48 seconds</td> <td align="center">48 seconds</td>
 + <td align="center">59 seconds</td>
<td align="center">57 seconds</td> <td align="center">57 seconds</td>
<td align="center">18 seconds</td> <td align="center">18 seconds</td>
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</tr> </tr>
<tr {{BlueRow}}> <tr {{BlueRow}}>
- <td colspan="5">Time to complete slide show with transition set to Wedge, using space bar to advance slide</td>+ <td colspan="6">Time to complete slide show with transition set to Wedge, using space bar to advance slide</td>
</tr> </tr>
<tr> <tr>
<td><i>Machine 1 - Intel (see Notes)</i></td> <td><i>Machine 1 - Intel (see Notes)</i></td>
<td align="center">35 seconds</td> <td align="center">35 seconds</td>
 + <td align="center">38 seconds</td>
<td align="center">48 seconds</td> <td align="center">48 seconds</td>
<td align="center">20 seconds</td> <td align="center">20 seconds</td>
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<td><i>Machine 2 - PPC (see Notes)</i></td> <td><i>Machine 2 - PPC (see Notes)</i></td>
<td align="center">45 seconds</td> <td align="center">45 seconds</td>
 + <td align="center">54 seconds</td>
<td align="center">56 seconds</td> <td align="center">56 seconds</td>
<td align="center">17 seconds</td> <td align="center">17 seconds</td>
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</tr> </tr>
<tr {{BlueRow}}> <tr {{BlueRow}}>
- <td colspan="5">Print ... </td>+ <td colspan="6">Print ... </td>
</tr> </tr>
<tr> <tr>
<td><i>Machine 1 - Intel (see Notes)</i></td> <td><i>Machine 1 - Intel (see Notes)</i></td>
 + <td align="center">13 seconds</td>
<td align="center">13 seconds</td> <td align="center">13 seconds</td>
<td align="center">18 seconds</td> <td align="center">18 seconds</td>
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<tr> <tr>
<td><i>Machine 2 - PPC (see Notes)</i></td> <td><i>Machine 2 - PPC (see Notes)</i></td>
 + <td align="center">20 seconds</td>
<td align="center">20 seconds</td> <td align="center">20 seconds</td>
<td align="center">23 seconds</td> <td align="center">23 seconds</td>
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</tr> </tr>
<tr {{BlueRow}}> <tr {{BlueRow}}>
- <td colspan="5">Export/Save as PDF</td>+ <td colspan="6">Export/Save as PDF</td>
</tr> </tr>
<tr> <tr>
<td><i>Machine 1 - Intel (see Notes)</i></td> <td><i>Machine 1 - Intel (see Notes)</i></td>
 + <td align="center">9 seconds</td>
<td align="center">9 seconds</td> <td align="center">9 seconds</td>
<td align="center">9 seconds</td> <td align="center">9 seconds</td>
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<td><i>Machine 2 - PPC (see Notes)</i></td> <td><i>Machine 2 - PPC (see Notes)</i></td>
<td align="center">15 seconds</td> <td align="center">15 seconds</td>
 + <td align="center">13 seconds</td>
<td align="center">15 seconds</td> <td align="center">15 seconds</td>
<td align="center">Not available</td> <td align="center">Not available</td>
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'''Notes:''' '''Notes:'''
* Tests were run as a newly created user with default setup * Tests were run as a newly created user with default setup
-* NeoOffice version is 2.2.5 +* NeoOffice versions are 2.2.5 and 3.0 Early Access
* OpenOffice.org version is 3.0 on the Intel platform * OpenOffice.org version is 3.0 on the Intel platform
* OpenOffice.org version is 3.0 Release Candidate 4 on the PPC platform * OpenOffice.org version is 3.0 Release Candidate 4 on the PPC platform
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* Machine 1 - Intel details: Mac OS X 10.4.11, MacBook Pro 2 GHz Intel Core Duo, 1 GB RAM * Machine 1 - Intel details: Mac OS X 10.4.11, MacBook Pro 2 GHz Intel Core Duo, 1 GB RAM
* Machine 2 - PPC details: Mac OS X 10.4.11, PowerBook 1.67 GHz PPC G4, 1 GB RAM * Machine 2 - PPC details: Mac OS X 10.4.11, PowerBook 1.67 GHz PPC G4, 1 GB RAM
-* Spell checking and automatic hyphenation were disabled+* Automatic spell checking, grammar and hyphenation were disabled
* Sample 500,000 character word processing document was obtained from [http://www.apfelwiki.de/Tests/WordAlternativenTest04 ApfelWiki Word-Alternativen Der Test] and modified to open in Print Layout view * Sample 500,000 character word processing document was obtained from [http://www.apfelwiki.de/Tests/WordAlternativenTest04 ApfelWiki Word-Alternativen Der Test] and modified to open in Print Layout view
* Sample presentation document was obtained from [http://bugzilla.neooffice.org/bug.php?op=show&bugid=1473 NeoOffice Bugzilla] and saved as a .odp file * Sample presentation document was obtained from [http://bugzilla.neooffice.org/bug.php?op=show&bugid=1473 NeoOffice Bugzilla] and saved as a .odp file

Revision as of 01:25, 9 January 2009

Last updated: 8 January 2009

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 Office, 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 2.2.5 vs. NeoOffice 3.0 Early Access vs. OpenOffice.org 3.0 vs. Microsoft Office 2004 vs. Microsoft Office 2008

Performance Test NeoOffice 2.2.5 NeoOffice 3.0 Early Access OpenOffice.org 3.0 MS Office 2004 MS Office 2008
General:
Price $0.00, donation requested $0.00, donation requested $0.00 No longer available $149.95 Home & Student Edition
Launch Time:
Launch time to active cursor in Writer/Word document by double-clicking on application in Finder after reboot (cold start)
Machine 1 - Intel (see Notes) 26 seconds 24 seconds 27 seconds 27 seconds 23 seconds
Machine 2 - PPC (see Notes) 33 seconds 32 seconds 58 seconds 10 seconds 32 seconds
Launch time to active cursor in Writer/Word document by double-clicking on application in Finder after quitting application (warm start)
Machine 1 - Intel (see Notes) 9 seconds 7 seconds 10 seconds 7 seconds 9 seconds
Machine 2 - PPC (see Notes) 16 seconds 14 seconds 21 seconds 5 seconds 8 seconds
Word Processor:
... with a 500,000 character document (approximately 130 pages long)
Open in Print Layout view, by dragging from Finder to closed application (warm start)
Machine 1 - Intel (see Notes) 8 seconds 8 seconds 6 seconds 5 seconds 4 seconds
Machine 2 - PPC (see Notes) 12 seconds 16 seconds 28 seconds 4 seconds 9 seconds
Open in Print Layout view, by dragging from Finder to open application
Machine 1 - Intel (see Notes) 1 second 1 second 8 seconds 1 second 1 second
Machine 2 - PPC (see Notes) 4 seconds 4 seconds 10 seconds 1 second 1 second
Save
Machine 1 - Intel (see Notes) 3 seconds 3 seconds 3 seconds 3 seconds 2 seconds
Machine 2 - PPC (see Notes) 6 seconds 6 seconds 4 seconds 2 seconds 3 seconds
Page Preview
Machine 1 - Intel (see Notes) 4 seconds 3 seconds 3 seconds 2 seconds 2 seconds
Machine 2 - PPC (see Notes) 5 seconds 8 seconds 6 seconds 1 second 1 second
Print ...
Machine 1 - Intel (see Notes) 24 seconds 24 seconds 23 seconds 64 seconds 20 seconds
Machine 2 - PPC (see Notes) 46 seconds 53 seconds 40 seconds 45 seconds 34 seconds
Export/Save as PDF
Machine 1 - Intel (see Notes) 13 seconds 9 seconds 15 seconds Not available 19 seconds
Machine 2 - PPC (see Notes) 25 seconds 21 seconds 27 seconds Not available 31 seconds
Presentation:
... with a 11 slide document
Open by dragging from Finder to closed application (warm start)
Machine 1 - Intel (see Notes) 8 seconds 8 seconds 6 seconds 9 seconds 5 seconds
Machine 2 - PPC (see Notes) 13 seconds 20 seconds 22 seconds 4 seconds 15 seconds
Time to complete slide show with No Transition set, using space bar to advance slide
Machine 1 - Intel (see Notes) 11 seconds 14 seconds 24 seconds 11 seconds 4 seconds
Machine 2 - PPC (see Notes) 22 seconds 29 seconds 30 seconds 9 seconds 34 seconds
Time to complete slide show with transition set to Fade Smoothly, using space bar to advance slide
Machine 1 - Intel (see Notes) 35 seconds 39 seconds 48 seconds 23 seconds 9 seconds
Machine 2 - PPC (see Notes) 48 seconds 59 seconds 57 seconds 18 seconds 11 seconds
Time to complete slide show with transition set to Wedge, using space bar to advance slide
Machine 1 - Intel (see Notes) 35 seconds 38 seconds 48 seconds 20 seconds 10 seconds
Machine 2 - PPC (see Notes) 45 seconds 54 seconds 56 seconds 17 seconds 12 seconds
Print ...
Machine 1 - Intel (see Notes) 13 seconds 13 seconds 18 seconds 13 seconds 5 seconds
Machine 2 - PPC (see Notes) 20 seconds 20 seconds 23 seconds 16 seconds 7 seconds
Export/Save as PDF
Machine 1 - Intel (see Notes) 9 seconds 9 seconds 9 seconds Not available 2 seconds
Machine 2 - PPC (see Notes) 15 seconds 13 seconds 15 seconds Not available 2 seconds

Notes:

  • Tests were run as a newly created user with default setup
  • NeoOffice versions are 2.2.5 and 3.0 Early Access
  • OpenOffice.org version is 3.0 on the Intel platform
  • OpenOffice.org version is 3.0 Release Candidate 4 on the PPC platform
  • Microsoft Word 2004 version is 11.3.8, PowerPoint is 11.3.5
  • Microsoft Word 2008 version is 12.1.2, PowerPoint is 12.1.2
  • No other applications were running
  • Machine 1 - Intel details: Mac OS X 10.4.11, MacBook Pro 2 GHz Intel Core Duo, 1 GB RAM
  • Machine 2 - PPC details: Mac OS X 10.4.11, PowerBook 1.67 GHz PPC G4, 1 GB RAM
  • Automatic spell checking, grammar and hyphenation were disabled
  • Sample 500,000 character word processing document was obtained from ApfelWiki Word-Alternativen Der Test and modified to open in Print Layout view
  • Sample presentation document was obtained from NeoOffice Bugzilla and saved as a .odp file
  • Both documents above were saved in Microsoft 97/2000/XP formats (.doc and .ppt) for MS Office testing
  • Print was tested using Preview. On NeoOffice the print icon on the toolbar was used, on OpenOffice.org and Microsoft Office the menu item File::Print was used due to differences in dialogs in NeoOffice and lack of a Print Preview option when using the OpenOffice.org or the Microsoft Office toolbar



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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