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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 3.0.2 vs. OpenOffice.org 3.1 vs. Microsoft Office 2008 ===+=== NeoOffice 3.0.2 vs. OpenOffice.org 3.1.1 vs. Microsoft Office 2008 ===
<TABLE WIDTH=100%> <TABLE WIDTH=100%>
<tr {{HeaderRow}}><th align="left">Performance Test</th> <tr {{HeaderRow}}><th align="left">Performance Test</th>
<th>NeoOffice 3.0.2</th> <th>NeoOffice 3.0.2</th>
- <th>OpenOffice.org 3.1</th>+ <th>OpenOffice.org 3.1.1</th>
<th>MS Office 2008</th></tr> <th>MS Office 2008</th></tr>
<tr {{HeaderRow}}><th align="left" colspan="6">General:</th></tr> <tr {{HeaderRow}}><th align="left" colspan="6">General:</th></tr>
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<td><i>Machine 1 - Intel (see Notes)</i></td> <td><i>Machine 1 - Intel (see Notes)</i></td>
<td align="center">25 seconds</td> <td align="center">25 seconds</td>
- <td align="center">37 seconds</td>+ <td align="center">33 seconds</td>
<td align="center">23 seconds</td> <td align="center">23 seconds</td>
</tr> </tr>
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<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">9 seconds</td>+ <td align="center">8 seconds</td>
<td align="center">9 seconds</td> <td align="center">9 seconds</td>
</tr> </tr>
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<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">6 seconds</td>+ <td align="center">7 seconds</td>
<td align="center">4 seconds</td> <td align="center">4 seconds</td>
</tr> </tr>
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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">17 seconds</td> <td align="center">17 seconds</td>
- <td align="center">crashed</td>+ <td align="center">18 seconds</td>
<td align="center">9 seconds</td> <td align="center">9 seconds</td>
</tr> </tr>
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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">4 seconds</td> <td align="center">4 seconds</td>
- <td align="center">3 seconds</td>+ <td align="center">9 seconds</td>
<td align="center">1 second</td> <td align="center">1 second</td>
</tr> </tr>
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<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">4 seconds</td>
<td align="center">2 seconds</td> <td align="center">2 seconds</td>
</tr> </tr>
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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">9 seconds</td> <td align="center">9 seconds</td>
- <td align="center">7 seconds</td>+ <td align="center">8 seconds</td>
<td align="center">1 second</td> <td align="center">1 second</td>
</tr> </tr>
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<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">42 seconds</td>
<td align="center">20 seconds</td> <td align="center">20 seconds</td>
</tr> </tr>
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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">70 seconds</td>+ <td align="center">80 seconds</td>
<td align="center">34 seconds</td> <td align="center">34 seconds</td>
</tr> </tr>
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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">29 seconds</td> <td align="center">29 seconds</td>
- <td align="center">crashed</td>+ <td align="center">30 seconds</td>
<td align="center">31 seconds</td> <td align="center">31 seconds</td>
</tr> </tr>
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<td><i>Machine 1 - Intel (see Notes)</i></td> <td><i>Machine 1 - Intel (see Notes)</i></td>
<td align="center">10 seconds</td> <td align="center">10 seconds</td>
- <td align="center">9 seconds</td>+ <td align="center">13 seconds</td>
<td align="center">5 seconds</td> <td align="center">5 seconds</td>
</tr> </tr>
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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">21 seconds</td> <td align="center">21 seconds</td>
- <td align="center">crashed</td>+ <td align="center">15 seconds</td>
<td align="center">15 seconds</td> <td align="center">15 seconds</td>
</tr> </tr>
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<td><i>Machine 1 - Intel (see Notes)</i></td> <td><i>Machine 1 - Intel (see Notes)</i></td>
<td align="center">14 seconds</td> <td align="center">14 seconds</td>
- <td align="center">35 seconds</td>+ <td align="center">33 seconds</td>
<td align="center">4 seconds</td> <td align="center">4 seconds</td>
</tr> </tr>
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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">28 seconds</td> <td align="center">28 seconds</td>
- <td align="center">42 seconds</td>+ <td align="center">45 seconds</td>
<td align="center">34 seconds</td> <td align="center">34 seconds</td>
</tr> </tr>
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<td><i>Machine 1 - Intel (see Notes)</i></td> <td><i>Machine 1 - Intel (see Notes)</i></td>
<td align="center">29 seconds</td> <td align="center">29 seconds</td>
- <td align="center">60 seconds</td>+ <td align="center">51 seconds</td>
<td align="center">9 seconds</td> <td align="center">9 seconds</td>
</tr> </tr>
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<td><i>Machine 1 - Intel (see Notes)</i></td> <td><i>Machine 1 - Intel (see Notes)</i></td>
<td align="center">28 seconds</td> <td align="center">28 seconds</td>
- <td align="center">60 seconds</td>+ <td align="center">51 seconds</td>
<td align="center">10 seconds</td> <td align="center">10 seconds</td>
</tr> </tr>
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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">47 seconds</td> <td align="center">47 seconds</td>
- <td align="center">69 seconds</td>+ <td align="center">65 seconds</td>
<td align="center">12 seconds</td> <td align="center">12 seconds</td>
</tr> </tr>
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<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">14 seconds</td>+ <td align="center">3 minutes</td>
<td align="center">5 seconds</td> <td align="center">5 seconds</td>
</tr> </tr>
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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">20 seconds</td> <td align="center">20 seconds</td>
- <td align="center">21 seconds</td>+ <td align="center">3.5 minutes</td>
<td align="center">7 seconds</td> <td align="center">7 seconds</td>
</tr> </tr>
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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">crashed</td>+ <td align="center">15 seconds</td>
<td align="center">2 seconds</td> <td align="center">2 seconds</td>
</tr> </tr>
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* Tests were run as a newly created user with default setup * Tests were run as a newly created user with default setup
* NeoOffice versions is 3.0.2 Patch 0 * NeoOffice versions is 3.0.2 Patch 0
-* OpenOffice.org version is 3.1 on the Intel platform+* OpenOffice.org version is 3.1.1
-* OpenOffice.org version is 3.1 Release Candidate 2 on the PPC platform+* Microsoft Word 2008 version is 12.1.7
-* Microsoft Word 2008 version is 12.1.7, PowerPoint is 12.1.7+
* No other applications were running * 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 1 - Intel details: Mac OS X 10.4.11, MacBook Pro 2 GHz Intel Core Duo, 1 GB RAM

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Last updated: 4 February 2010

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 3.0.2 vs. OpenOffice.org 3.1.1 vs. Microsoft Office 2008

Performance Test NeoOffice 3.0.2 OpenOffice.org 3.1.1 MS Office 2008
General:
Price $0.00, donation requested $0.00 $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) 25 seconds 33 seconds 23 seconds
Machine 2 - PPC (see Notes) 36 seconds 38 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) 8 seconds 8 seconds 9 seconds
Machine 2 - PPC (see Notes) 15 seconds 13 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 7 seconds 4 seconds
Machine 2 - PPC (see Notes) 17 seconds 18 seconds 9 seconds
Open in Print Layout view, by dragging from Finder to open application
Machine 1 - Intel (see Notes) 1 second 6 seconds 1 second
Machine 2 - PPC (see Notes) 4 seconds 9 seconds 1 second
Save
Machine 1 - Intel (see Notes) 3 seconds 2 seconds 2 seconds
Machine 2 - PPC (see Notes) 6 seconds 3 seconds 3 seconds
Page Preview
Machine 1 - Intel (see Notes) 3 seconds 4 seconds 2 seconds
Machine 2 - PPC (see Notes) 9 seconds 8 seconds 1 second
Print ...
Machine 1 - Intel (see Notes) 24 seconds 42 seconds 20 seconds
Machine 2 - PPC (see Notes) 46 seconds 80 seconds 34 seconds
Export/Save as PDF
Machine 1 - Intel (see Notes) 9 seconds 18 seconds 19 seconds
Machine 2 - PPC (see Notes) 29 seconds 30 seconds 31 seconds
Presentation:
... with a 11 slide document
Open by dragging from Finder to closed application (warm start)
Machine 1 - Intel (see Notes) 10 seconds 13 seconds 5 seconds
Machine 2 - PPC (see Notes) 21 seconds 15 seconds 15 seconds
Time to complete slide show with No Transition set, using space bar to advance slide
Machine 1 - Intel (see Notes) 14 seconds 33 seconds 4 seconds
Machine 2 - PPC (see Notes) 28 seconds 45 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) 29 seconds 51 seconds 9 seconds
Machine 2 - PPC (see Notes) 54 seconds 66 seconds 11 seconds
Time to complete slide show with transition set to Wedge, using space bar to advance slide
Machine 1 - Intel (see Notes) 28 seconds 51 seconds 10 seconds
Machine 2 - PPC (see Notes) 47 seconds 65 seconds 12 seconds
Print ...
Machine 1 - Intel (see Notes) 13 seconds 3 minutes 5 seconds
Machine 2 - PPC (see Notes) 20 seconds 3.5 minutes 7 seconds
Export/Save as PDF
Machine 1 - Intel (see Notes) 9 seconds 12 seconds 2 seconds
Machine 2 - PPC (see Notes) 13 seconds 15 seconds 2 seconds

Notes:

  • Tests were run as a newly created user with default setup
  • NeoOffice versions is 3.0.2 Patch 0
  • OpenOffice.org version is 3.1.1
  • Microsoft Word 2008 version is 12.1.7
  • 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
  • Spotlight privacy was enabled for all volumes
  • 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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