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This page attempts to provide a balanced, but by no means complete, comparison of NeoOffice's performance with 3 comparable office suites - Apache OpenOffice, 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]]. This page attempts to provide a balanced, but by no means complete, comparison of NeoOffice's performance with 3 comparable office suites - Apache OpenOffice, 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 3.3 vs. Apache OpenOffice 3.4.1 vs. LibreOffice 3.6.3 vs. Microsoft Office 2008 ===+=== NeoOffice 3.4 vs. OpenOffice 4.0.1 vs. LibreOffice 4.1.2.3 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 3.3</th>+ <th>NeoOffice 3.4</th>
- <th>Apache OpenOffice 3.4.1</th>+ <th>OpenOffice 4.0.1</th>
- <th>LibreOffice 3.6.3</th>+ <th>LibreOffice 4.1.2.3</th>
<th>Microsoft Office 2008</th></tr> <th>Microsoft Office 2008</th></tr>
<tr {{HeaderRow}}><th align="left" colspan="5">General:</th></tr> <tr {{HeaderRow}}><th align="left" colspan="5">General:</th></tr>
<tr> <tr>
<td>Price</td> <td>Price</td>
- <td align="center">[http://www.neooffice.org/neojava/services.php Payment] of US$10 or more within the last year</td>+ <td align="center">[http://www.neooffice.org/neojava/services.php Payment] of US$10</td>
<td align="center">$0.00</td> <td align="center">$0.00</td>
<td align="center">$0.00</td> <td align="center">$0.00</td>
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<tr> <tr>
<td></td> <td></td>
- <td align="center">10 seconds</td>+ <td align="center">13 seconds</td>
- <td align="center">20 seconds</td>+ <td align="center">17 seconds</td>
 + <td align="center">17 seconds</td>
<td align="center">16 seconds</td> <td align="center">16 seconds</td>
- <td align="center">11 seconds</td> 
</tr> </tr>
<tr {{BlueRow}}> <tr {{BlueRow}}>
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<td></td> <td></td>
<td align="center">5 seconds</td> <td align="center">5 seconds</td>
 + <td align="center">9 seconds</td>
<td align="center">8 seconds</td> <td align="center">8 seconds</td>
- <td align="center">7 seconds</td> 
<td align="center">5 seconds</td> <td align="center">5 seconds</td>
</tr> </tr>
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<tr> <tr>
<td></td> <td></td>
- <td align="center">5 seconds</td> 
- <td align="center">7 seconds</td> 
<td align="center">6 seconds</td> <td align="center">6 seconds</td>
 + <td align="center">7 seconds</td>
 + <td align="center">10 seconds</td>
<td align="center">4 seconds</td> <td align="center">4 seconds</td>
</tr> </tr>
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<tr> <tr>
<td></td> <td></td>
- <td align="center">1 second</td> 
<td align="center">2 seconds</td> <td align="center">2 seconds</td>
- <td align="center">1 second</td>+ <td align="center">2 seconds</td>
 + <td align="center">2 seconds</td>
<td align="center">1 second</td> <td align="center">1 second</td>
</tr> </tr>
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<td align="center">2 seconds</td> <td align="center">2 seconds</td>
<td align="center">4 seconds</td> <td align="center">4 seconds</td>
- <td align="center">4 seconds</td>+ <td align="center">5 seconds</td>
<td align="center">1 second</td> <td align="center">1 second</td>
</tr> </tr>
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<td align="center">12 seconds</td> <td align="center">12 seconds</td>
<td align="center">17 seconds</td> <td align="center">17 seconds</td>
- <td align="center">17 seconds</td>+ <td align="center">23 seconds</td>
- <td align="center">6 seconds</td>+ <td align="center">9 seconds</td>
</tr> </tr>
<tr {{BlueRow}}> <tr {{BlueRow}}>
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<tr> <tr>
<td></td> <td></td>
- <td align="center">6 seconds</td> 
<td align="center">7 seconds</td> <td align="center">7 seconds</td>
- <td align="center">6 seconds</td>+ <td align="center">8 seconds</td>
 + <td align="center">12 seconds</td>
<td align="center">5 seconds</td> <td align="center">5 seconds</td>
</tr> </tr>
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<tr> <tr>
<td></td> <td></td>
- <td align="center">4 seconds</td>+ <td align="center">3 seconds</td>
 + <td align="center">7 seconds</td>
<td align="center">7 seconds</td> <td align="center">7 seconds</td>
- <td align="center">6 seconds</td> 
<td align="center">3 seconds</td> <td align="center">3 seconds</td>
</tr> </tr>
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<tr> <tr>
<td></td> <td></td>
- <td align="center">3 seconds</td>+ <td align="center">6 seconds</td>
- <td align="center">117 seconds</td>+ <td align="center">120 seconds</td>
- <td align="center">119 seconds</td>+ <td align="center">39 seconds</td>
- <td align="center">2 seconds</td>+ <td align="center">5 seconds</td>
</tr> </tr>
<tr {{BlueRow}}> <tr {{BlueRow}}>
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<tr> <tr>
<td></td> <td></td>
- <td align="center">4 seconds</td>+ <td align="center">5 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">5 seconds</td>
 + <td align="center">6 seconds</td>
</tr> </tr>
</table> </table>
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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 3.3 Patch 3+* NeoOffice version is 3.4 Patch 0
-* Apache OpenOffice version is 3.4.1+* OpenOffice version is 4.0.1
-* LibreOffice version is 3.6.3+* LibreOffice version is 4.1.2.3
-* Microsoft Office 2008 version is 12.3.5+* Microsoft Office 2008 version is 12.3.6
* No other applications were running * No other applications were running
* Machine details: Mac OS X 10.6.8 running on a 2.66 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo MacBook Pro with 2 GB of RAM * Machine details: Mac OS X 10.6.8 running on a 2.66 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo MacBook Pro with 2 GB of RAM

Revision as of 00:59, 23 October 2013

Last updated: 22 October 2013

This page attempts to provide a balanced, but by no means complete, comparison of NeoOffice's performance with 3 comparable office suites - Apache OpenOffice, 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 3.4 vs. OpenOffice 4.0.1 vs. LibreOffice 4.1.2.3 vs. Microsoft Office 2008

Performance Test NeoOffice 3.4 OpenOffice 4.0.1 LibreOffice 4.1.2.3 Microsoft Office 2008
General:
Price Payment of US$10 $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)
13 seconds 17 seconds 17 seconds 16 seconds
Launch time to active cursor in Writer/Word document by double-clicking on application in Finder after quitting application (warm start)
5 seconds 9 seconds 8 seconds 5 seconds
Word Processor:
... with a 500,000 character document (approximately 125 pages long)
Open in Print Layout view, by dragging from Finder to closed application (warm start)
6 seconds 7 seconds 10 seconds 4 seconds
Open in Print Layout view, by dragging from Finder to open application
1 second 1 second 5 seconds 1 second
Save
2 seconds 2 seconds 2 seconds 1 second
Page Preview
2 seconds 4 seconds 5 seconds 1 second
Print ...
12 seconds 17 seconds 23 seconds 9 seconds
Export/Save as PDF
8 seconds 10 seconds 10 seconds 8 seconds
Presentation:
... with a 12 slide document
Open by dragging from Finder to closed application (warm start)
7 seconds 8 seconds 12 seconds 5 seconds
Time to complete slide show with No Transition set, using space bar to advance slide
3 seconds 7 seconds 7 seconds 3 seconds
Time to complete slide show with transition set to Fade Smoothly, using space bar to advance slide
28 seconds 30 seconds 30 seconds 8 seconds
Time to complete slide show with transition set to Wedge, using space bar to advance slide
28 seconds 30 seconds 30 seconds 9 seconds
Print ...
6 seconds 120 seconds 39 seconds 5 seconds
Export/Save as PDF
5 seconds 3 seconds 5 seconds 6 seconds

Notes:

  • Tests were run as a newly created user with default setup
  • NeoOffice version is 3.4 Patch 0
  • OpenOffice version is 4.0.1
  • LibreOffice version is 4.1.2.3
  • Microsoft Office 2008 version is 12.3.6
  • No other applications were running
  • Machine details: Mac OS X 10.6.8 running on a 2.66 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo MacBook Pro with 2 GB of RAM
  • Spotlight privacy was enabled for all volumes
  • Automatic spell checking, grammar, capitalization and hyphenation were disabled
  • Sample 500,000 character word processing document was created from a Lorem Ipsum generation site and saved as an .odt file
  • The document above was saved in Microsoft 97/2000/XP .doc format for MS Office testing
  • Sample presentation document was obtained from this post in the Trinity forums and saved as a .ppt file
  • All print tests were output to the Mac OS X Preview application

Other Comparisons

Additional performance (and feature) comparisons between selected word processors is available at Word-Alternativen: Der Test (apfelwiki.de; compares Mellel 2.5, NeoOffice 2.2.3, Nisus Writer Pro 1.1, and Apple's Pages 3.0.2).

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