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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 3 comparable office suites - OpenOffice.org, LibreOffice, and Microsoft Office - to help you make a more informed decision when evaluating office software. Some other software developers have similar comparison pages. Those that we are aware of are linked [[#Other Comparisons|below]].
-=== NeoOffice 3.0.2 vs. OpenOffice.org 3.1.1 vs. Microsoft Office 2008 ===+=== NeoOffice 3.2 Beta vs. OpenOffice.org 3.3 vs. LibreOffice 3.3.2 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 3.2 Beta</th>
- <th>OpenOffice.org 3.1.1</th>+ <th>OpenOffice.org 3.3</th>
- <th>MS Office 2008</th></tr>+ <th>LibreOffice 3.3.2</th>
- <tr {{HeaderRow}}><th align="left" colspan="6">General:</th></tr>+ <th>Microsoft Office 2008</th></tr>
 + <tr {{HeaderRow}}><th align="left" colspan="5">General:</th></tr>
<tr> <tr>
<td>Price</td> <td>Price</td>
- <td align="center">$0.00, [http://www.neooffice.org/neojava/donate.php donation requested]</td>+ <td align="center">$0.00 with [http://www.neooffice.org/neojava/donate.php donation suggested]</td>
 + <td align="center">$0.00</td>
<td align="center">$0.00</td> <td align="center">$0.00</td>
<td align="center">$149.95 Home & Student Edition</td></tr> <td align="center">$149.95 Home & Student Edition</td></tr>
- <tr {{HeaderRow}}><th align="left" colspan="6">Launch Time:</th></tr>+ <tr {{HeaderRow}}><th align="left" colspan="5">Launch Time:</th></tr>
<tr {{BlueRow}}> <tr {{BlueRow}}>
- <td colspan="6">Launch time to active cursor in Writer/Word document by double-clicking on application in Finder after reboot (cold start)</td>+ <td colspan="5">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></td>
- <td align="center">25 seconds</td>+ <td align="center">12 seconds</td>
- <td align="center">33 seconds</td>+ <td align="center">8 seconds</td>
- <td align="center">23 seconds</td>+ <td align="center">11 seconds</td>
- </tr>+ <td align="center">12 seconds</td>
- <tr>+
- <td><i>Machine 2 - PPC (see Notes)</i></td>+
- <td align="center">36 seconds</td>+
- <td align="center">38 seconds</td>+
- <td align="center">32 seconds</td>+
</tr> </tr>
<tr {{BlueRow}}> <tr {{BlueRow}}>
- <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>+ <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>
</tr> </tr>
<tr> <tr>
- <td><i>Machine 1 - Intel (see Notes)</i></td>+ <td></td>
- <td align="center">8 seconds</td>+ <td align="center">6 seconds</td>
- <td align="center">8 seconds</td>+ <td align="center">4 seconds</td>
- <td align="center">9 seconds</td>+ <td align="center">5 seconds</td>
- </tr>+ <td align="center">3 seconds</td>
- <tr>+
- <td><i>Machine 2 - PPC (see Notes)</i></td>+
- <td align="center">15 seconds</td>+
- <td align="center">13 seconds</td>+
- <td align="center">8 seconds</td>+
</tr> </tr>
- <tr {{HeaderRow}}><th align="left" colspan="6">Word Processor:</th></tr>+ <tr {{HeaderRow}}><th align="left" colspan="5">Word Processor:</th></tr>
- <tr {{HeaderRow}}><th align="left" colspan="6">... with a 500,000 character document (approximately 130 pages long)</th></tr>+ <tr {{HeaderRow}}><th align="left" colspan="5">... with a 500,000 character document (approximately 130 pages long)</th></tr>
<tr {{BlueRow}}> <tr {{BlueRow}}>
- <td colspan="6">Open in Print Layout view, by dragging from Finder to closed application (warm start)</td>+ <td colspan="5">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></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">5 seconds</td>
<td align="center">4 seconds</td> <td align="center">4 seconds</td>
- </tr> 
- <tr> 
- <td><i>Machine 2 - PPC (see Notes)</i></td> 
- <td align="center">17 seconds</td> 
- <td align="center">18 seconds</td> 
- <td align="center">9 seconds</td> 
</tr> </tr>
<tr {{BlueRow}}> <tr {{BlueRow}}>
- <td colspan="6">Open in Print Layout view, by dragging from Finder to open application</td>+ <td colspan="5">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></td>
- <td align="center">1 second</td>+ <td align="center">2 seconds</td>
- <td align="center">6 seconds</td>+ <td align="center">1 seconds</td>
- <td align="center">1 second</td>+ <td align="center">1 seconds</td>
- </tr>+ <td align="center">1 seconds</td>
- <tr>+
- <td><i>Machine 2 - PPC (see Notes)</i></td>+
- <td align="center">4 seconds</td>+
- <td align="center">9 seconds</td>+
- <td align="center">1 second</td>+
</tr> </tr>
<tr {{BlueRow}}> <tr {{BlueRow}}>
- <td colspan="6">Save</td>+ <td colspan="5">Save</td>
</tr> </tr>
<tr> <tr>
- <td><i>Machine 1 - Intel (see Notes)</i></td>+ <td></td>
- <td align="center">3 seconds</td>+
<td align="center">2 seconds</td> <td align="center">2 seconds</td>
<td align="center">2 seconds</td> <td align="center">2 seconds</td>
- </tr>+ <td align="center">2 seconds</td>
- <tr>+ <td align="center">1 seconds</td>
- <td><i>Machine 2 - PPC (see Notes)</i></td>+
- <td align="center">6 seconds</td>+
- <td align="center">3 seconds</td>+
- <td align="center">3 seconds</td>+
</tr> </tr>
<tr {{BlueRow}}> <tr {{BlueRow}}>
- <td colspan="6">Page Preview</td>+ <td colspan="5">Page Preview</td>
</tr> </tr>
<tr> <tr>
- <td><i>Machine 1 - Intel (see Notes)</i></td>+ <td></td>
 + <td align="center">2 seconds</td>
<td align="center">3 seconds</td> <td align="center">3 seconds</td>
- <td align="center">4 seconds</td>+ <td align="center">3 seconds</td>
- <td align="center">2 seconds</td>+ <td align="center">1 seconds</td>
- </tr>+
- <tr>+
- <td><i>Machine 2 - PPC (see Notes)</i></td>+
- <td align="center">9 seconds</td>+
- <td align="center">8 seconds</td>+
- <td align="center">1 second</td>+
</tr> </tr>
<tr {{BlueRow}}> <tr {{BlueRow}}>
- <td colspan="6">Print ... </td>+ <td colspan="5">Print ... </td>
</tr> </tr>
<tr> <tr>
- <td><i>Machine 1 - Intel (see Notes)</i></td>+ <td></td>
- <td align="center">24 seconds</td>+ <td align="center">12 seconds</td>
- <td align="center">42 seconds</td>+ <td align="center">16 seconds</td>
- <td align="center">20 seconds</td>+ <td align="center">17 seconds</td>
- </tr>+ <td align="center">6 seconds</td>
- <tr>+
- <td><i>Machine 2 - PPC (see Notes)</i></td>+
- <td align="center">46 seconds</td>+
- <td align="center">80 seconds</td>+
- <td align="center">34 seconds</td>+
</tr> </tr>
<tr {{BlueRow}}> <tr {{BlueRow}}>
- <td colspan="6">Export/Save as PDF</td>+ <td colspan="5">Export/Save as PDF</td>
</tr> </tr>
<tr> <tr>
- <td><i>Machine 1 - Intel (see Notes)</i></td>+ <td></td>
- <td align="center">9 seconds</td>+ <td align="center">8 seconds</td>
- <td align="center">18 seconds</td>+ <td align="center">11 seconds</td>
- <td align="center">19 seconds</td>+ <td align="center">11 seconds</td>
- </tr>+ <td align="center">10 seconds</td>
- <tr>+
- <td><i>Machine 2 - PPC (see Notes)</i></td>+
- <td align="center">29 seconds</td>+
- <td align="center">30 seconds</td>+
- <td align="center">31 seconds</td>+
</tr> </tr>
- <tr {{HeaderRow}}><th align="left" colspan="6">Presentation:</th></tr>+ <tr {{HeaderRow}}><th align="left" colspan="5">Presentation:</th></tr>
- <tr {{HeaderRow}}><th align="left" colspan="6">... with a 11 slide document</th></tr>+ <tr {{HeaderRow}}><th align="left" colspan="5">... with a 11 slide document</th></tr>
<tr {{BlueRow}}> <tr {{BlueRow}}>
- <td colspan="6">Open by dragging from Finder to closed application (warm start)</td>+ <td colspan="5">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></td>
- <td align="center">10 seconds</td>+ <td align="center">8 seconds</td>
- <td align="center">13 seconds</td>+
<td align="center">5 seconds</td> <td align="center">5 seconds</td>
- </tr>+ <td align="center">6 seconds</td>
- <tr>+ <td align="center">4 seconds</td>
- <td><i>Machine 2 - PPC (see Notes)</i></td>+
- <td align="center">21 seconds</td>+
- <td align="center">15 seconds</td>+
- <td align="center">15 seconds</td>+
</tr> </tr>
<tr {{BlueRow}}> <tr {{BlueRow}}>
- <td colspan="6">Time to complete slide show with No Transition set, using space bar to advance slide</td>+ <td colspan="5">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></td>
- <td align="center">14 seconds</td>+ <td align="center">16 seconds</td>
- <td align="center">33 seconds</td>+ <td align="center">18 seconds</td>
 + <td align="center">20 seconds</td>
<td align="center">4 seconds</td> <td align="center">4 seconds</td>
- </tr> 
- <tr> 
- <td><i>Machine 2 - PPC (see Notes)</i></td> 
- <td align="center">28 seconds</td> 
- <td align="center">45 seconds</td> 
- <td align="center">34 seconds</td> 
</tr> </tr>
<tr {{BlueRow}}> <tr {{BlueRow}}>
- <td colspan="6">Time to complete slide show with transition set to Fade Smoothly, using space bar to advance slide</td>+ <td colspan="5">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></td>
- <td align="center">29 seconds</td>+ <td align="center">44 seconds</td>
- <td align="center">51 seconds</td>+ <td align="center">42 seconds</td>
- <td align="center">9 seconds</td>+ <td align="center">46 seconds</td>
- </tr>+ <td align="center">8 seconds</td>
- <tr>+
- <td><i>Machine 2 - PPC (see Notes)</i></td>+
- <td align="center">54 seconds</td>+
- <td align="center">66 seconds</td>+
- <td align="center">11 seconds</td>+
</tr> </tr>
<tr {{BlueRow}}> <tr {{BlueRow}}>
- <td colspan="6">Time to complete slide show with transition set to Wedge, using space bar to advance slide</td>+ <td colspan="5">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></td>
- <td align="center">28 seconds</td>+ <td align="center">42 seconds</td>
- <td align="center">51 seconds</td>+ <td align="center">42 seconds</td>
- <td align="center">10 seconds</td>+
- </tr>+
- <tr>+
- <td><i>Machine 2 - PPC (see Notes)</i></td>+
<td align="center">47 seconds</td> <td align="center">47 seconds</td>
- <td align="center">65 seconds</td>+ <td align="center">9 seconds</td>
- <td align="center">12 seconds</td>+
</tr> </tr>
<tr {{BlueRow}}> <tr {{BlueRow}}>
- <td colspan="6">Print ... </td>+ <td colspan="5">Print ... </td>
</tr> </tr>
<tr> <tr>
- <td><i>Machine 1 - Intel (see Notes)</i></td>+ <td></td>
- <td align="center">13 seconds</td>+ <td align="center">10 seconds</td>
- <td align="center">3 minutes</td>+ <td align="center">40 seconds</td>
- <td align="center">5 seconds</td>+ <td align="center">40 seconds</td>
- </tr>+ <td align="center">3 seconds</td>
- <tr>+
- <td><i>Machine 2 - PPC (see Notes)</i></td>+
- <td align="center">20 seconds</td>+
- <td align="center">3.5 minutes</td>+
- <td align="center">7 seconds</td>+
</tr> </tr>
<tr {{BlueRow}}> <tr {{BlueRow}}>
- <td colspan="6">Export/Save as PDF</td>+ <td colspan="5">Export/Save as PDF</td>
</tr> </tr>
<tr> <tr>
- <td><i>Machine 1 - Intel (see Notes)</i></td>+ <td></td>
 + <td align="center">8 seconds</td>
 + <td align="center">9 seconds</td>
<td align="center">9 seconds</td> <td align="center">9 seconds</td>
- <td align="center">12 seconds</td> 
- <td align="center">2 seconds</td> 
- </tr> 
- <tr> 
- <td><i>Machine 2 - PPC (see Notes)</i></td> 
- <td align="center">13 seconds</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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'''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 versions is 3.0.2 Patch 0+* NeoOffice version is 3.2 Beta Patch 2
-* OpenOffice.org version is 3.1.1+* OpenOffice.org version is 3.3
-* Microsoft Word 2008 version is 12.1.7+* LibreOffice version is 3.3.2
 +* Microsoft Word 2008 version is 12.2.8
* 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 details: Mac OS X 10.6.7 running on a 2.66 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo Mac Mini with 4 GB of 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 * Spotlight privacy was enabled for all volumes
* Automatic spell checking, grammar and hyphenation were disabled * Automatic spell checking, grammar and hyphenation were disabled
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* 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
* Both documents above were saved in Microsoft 97/2000/XP formats (.doc and .ppt) for MS Office testing * 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+* All print tests were output to the Mac OS X Preview application
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=== Other Comparisons === === Other Comparisons ===

Revision as of 02:46, 31 March 2011

Last updated: 30 March 2011

This page attempts to provide a balanced, but by no means complete, comparison of NeoOffice's performance with 3 comparable office suites - OpenOffice.org, LibreOffice, and Microsoft Office - to help you make a more informed decision when evaluating office software. Some other software developers have similar comparison pages. Those that we are aware of are linked below.

NeoOffice 3.2 Beta vs. OpenOffice.org 3.3 vs. LibreOffice 3.3.2 vs. Microsoft Office 2008

Performance Test NeoOffice 3.2 Beta OpenOffice.org 3.3 LibreOffice 3.3.2 Microsoft Office 2008
General:
Price $0.00 with donation suggested $0.00 $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)
12 seconds 8 seconds 11 seconds 12 seconds
Launch time to active cursor in Writer/Word document by double-clicking on application in Finder after quitting application (warm start)
6 seconds 4 seconds 5 seconds 3 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)
6 seconds 4 seconds 5 seconds 4 seconds
Open in Print Layout view, by dragging from Finder to open application
2 seconds 1 seconds 1 seconds 1 seconds
Save
2 seconds 2 seconds 2 seconds 1 seconds
Page Preview
2 seconds 3 seconds 3 seconds 1 seconds
Print ...
12 seconds 16 seconds 17 seconds 6 seconds
Export/Save as PDF
8 seconds 11 seconds 11 seconds 10 seconds
Presentation:
... with a 11 slide document
Open by dragging from Finder to closed application (warm start)
8 seconds 5 seconds 6 seconds 4 seconds
Time to complete slide show with No Transition set, using space bar to advance slide
16 seconds 18 seconds 20 seconds 4 seconds
Time to complete slide show with transition set to Fade Smoothly, using space bar to advance slide
44 seconds 42 seconds 46 seconds 8 seconds
Time to complete slide show with transition set to Wedge, using space bar to advance slide
42 seconds 42 seconds 47 seconds 9 seconds
Print ...
10 seconds 40 seconds 40 seconds 3 seconds
Export/Save as PDF
8 seconds 9 seconds 9 seconds 2 seconds

Notes:

  • Tests were run as a newly created user with default setup
  • NeoOffice version is 3.2 Beta Patch 2
  • OpenOffice.org version is 3.3
  • LibreOffice version is 3.3.2
  • Microsoft Word 2008 version is 12.2.8
  • No other applications were running
  • Machine details: Mac OS X 10.6.7 running on a 2.66 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo Mac Mini with 4 GB of 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
  • All print tests were output to the Mac OS X Preview application

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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