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-'''N.B. Initial editing is still in progress <!--(using NeoOffice_2.2.4_Feature_Comparison as a base)-->'''+
-<!--'''N.B.''' ''This page compares NeoOffice 2.2.4 <!--(a legacy version of NeoOffice)--> to OpenOffice.org 3.0 Beta 2/StarOffice 9 Beta and Microsoft Office 2008 <!--(and Microsoft Office 2004)--> for the Mac.''-->+This page attempts to provide a balanced, but by no means complete, comparison of NeoOffice's performance with 2 comparable office suites - Apache OpenOffice and LibreOffice - to help you make a more informed decision when evaluating office software.
-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]].+=== NeoOffice 2015.4 vs. Apache OpenOffice 4.1.2 vs. LibreOffice 5.0.4 ===
-=== NeoOffice 2.2.4 vs. OpenOffice.org 3.0 Beta 2 /StarOffice 9 Beta vs. Microsoft Office 2008 ===+<table width="100%">
 + <tr {{HeaderRow}}><th align="left">Performance Test</th>
 + <th>NeoOffice 2015.4</th>
 + <th>Apache OpenOffice 4.1.2</th>
 + <th>LibreOffice 5.0.4</th>
 + </tr>
 + <tr {{HeaderRow}}><th align="left" colspan="5">General:</th></tr>
 + <tr>
 + <td>Price</td>
 + <td align="center">[https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/neooffice/id639210716?mt=12 Payment] of US$29.99 in Mac App Store</td>
 + <td align="center">$0.00</td>
 + <td align="center">$0.00</td>
 + </tr>
-<TABLE WIDTH=100%>+ <tr {{HeaderRow}}><th align="left" colspan="5">Launch Time:</th></tr>
-<tr {{HeaderRow}}><th align="left">Performance Test</th><th valign="top">NeoOffice</th><th>OpenOffice.org StarOffice</th><th>MS Office 2008</th></tr>+ <tr {{BlueRow}}>
-<tr {{HeaderRow}}><th align="left" colspan="4">General:</th></tr>+ <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><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">$149.95 Home & Student Edition</td></tr>+ </tr>
-<tr {{BlueRow}}><td>Launch time to active cursor in Writer document by double-clicking on application in Finder after reboot (cold start)</td><td align="center">xxx seconds</td><td align="center">xxx seconds</td><td align="center">xxx seconds</td></tr>+ <tr>
-<tr><td>Launch time to active cursor in Writer document by double-clicking on application in Finder after quitting application (warm start)</td><td align="center">xxx seconds</td><td align="center">xxx seconds</td><td align="center">xxx seconds</td></tr>+ <td></td>
-<!--<tr {{BlueRow}}><td>Test 3</td><td align="center">xxx seconds</td><td align="center">xxx seconds</td><td align="center">xxx seconds</td></tr>+ <td align="center">8 seconds</td>
-<tr><td>Fourth test</td><td align="center">xxx seconds</td><td align="center">xxx seconds</td><td align="center">xxx seconds</td></tr>-->+ <td align="center">14 seconds</td>
 + <td align="center">17 seconds</td>
 + </tr>
 + <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>
 + </tr>
 + <tr>
 + <td></td>
 + <td align="center">4 seconds</td>
 + <td align="center">5 seconds</td>
 + <td align="center">6 seconds</td>
 + </tr>
-<tr {{HeaderRow}}><th align="left" colspan="4">Word Processor:</th></tr>+ <tr {{HeaderRow}}><th align="left" colspan="5">Word Processor:</th></tr>
-<tr {{HeaderRow}}><th align="left" colspan="4">... with a 500,000 character document (about 130 pages long)</th></tr>+ <tr {{HeaderRow}}><th align="left" colspan="5">... with a 500,000 character document (approximately 125 pages long)</th></tr>
-<tr><td align="left">Open in page view, drag from Finder to closed application.</td><td align="center">xxx seconds</td><td align="center">xxx seconds</td><td align="center">xxx seconds</td></tr>+ <tr {{BlueRow}}>
-<tr {{BlueRow}}><td align="left">Open in page view, drag from Finder to open application</td><td align="center">xxx seconds</td><td align="center">xxx seconds</td><td align="center">xxx seconds</td></tr>+ <td colspan="5">Open in Print Layout view, by dragging from Finder to closed application (warm start)</td>
-<tr><td align="left">Scroll with the keyboard: 10x Page Down button</td><td align="center">xxx seconds</td><td align="center">xxx seconds</td><td align="center">xxx seconds</td></tr>+ </tr>
-<tr {{BlueRow}}><td align="left">Scrolling with the mouse: 10 clicks in Scrollbar</td><td align="center">xxx seconds</td><td align="center">xxx seconds</td><td align="center">xxx seconds</td></tr>+ <tr>
-<tr><td align="left">Scrolling with the mouse: Click and drag in Scrollbar to end of document</td><td align="center">xxx seconds</td><td align="center">xxx seconds</td><td align="center">xxx seconds</td></tr>+ <td></td>
-<tr {{BlueRow}}><td align="left">Save</td><td align="center">xxx seconds</td><td align="center">xxx seconds</td><td align="center">xxx seconds</td></tr>+ <td align="center">5 seconds</td>
-<tr><td align="left">Save as ... Same format different name</td><td align="center">xxx seconds</td><td align="center">xxx seconds</td><td align="center">xxx seconds</td></tr>+ <td align="center">4 seconds</td>
-<tr {{BlueRow}}><td align="left">Print Preview</td><td align="center">xxx seconds</td><td align="center">xxx seconds</td><td align="center">xxx seconds</td></tr>+ <td align="center">4 seconds</td>
-<tr><td align="left">Print ... <!--need details--></td><td align="center">xxx seconds</td><td align="center">xxx seconds</td><td align="center">xxx seconds</td></tr>+ </tr>
-<tr {{BlueRow}}><td align="left">Export as PDF</td><td align="center">xxx seconds</td><td align="center">xxx seconds</td><td align="center">xxx seconds</td></tr>+ <tr {{BlueRow}}>
 + <td colspan="5">Open in Print Layout view, by dragging from Finder to open application</td>
 + </tr>
 + <tr>
 + <td></td>
 + <td align="center">1 second</td>
 + <td align="center">1 second</td>
 + <td align="center">1 second</td>
 + </tr>
 + <tr {{BlueRow}}>
 + <td colspan="5">Save</td>
 + </tr>
 + <tr>
 + <td></td>
 + <td align="center">1 second</td>
 + <td align="center">2 seconds</td>
 + <td align="center">2 seconds</td>
 + </tr>
 + <tr {{BlueRow}}>
 + <td colspan="5">Page Preview</td>
 + </tr>
 + <tr>
 + <td></td>
 + <td align="center">2 seconds</td>
 + <td align="center">2 seconds</td>
 + <td align="center">3 seconds</td>
 + </tr>
 + <tr {{BlueRow}}>
 + <td colspan="5">Print </td>
 + </tr>
 + <tr>
 + <td></td>
 + <td align="center">10 seconds</td>
 + <td align="center">13 seconds</td>
 + <td align="center">10 seconds</td>
 + </tr>
 + <tr {{BlueRow}}>
 + <td colspan="5">Export/Save as PDF</td>
 + </tr>
 + <tr>
 + <td></td>
 + <td align="center">6 seconds</td>
 + <td align="center">6 seconds</td>
 + <td align="center">7 seconds</td>
 + </tr>
-<tr {{HeaderRow}}><th align="left" colspan="4">... with a 2 million character document (about 530 pages long)</th></tr>+ <tr {{HeaderRow}}><th align="left" colspan="5">Presentation:</th></tr>
-<tr><td align="left">Open in page view, drag from Finder to closed application.</td><td align="center">xxx seconds</td><td align="center">xxx seconds</td><td align="center">xxx seconds</td></tr>+ <tr {{HeaderRow}}><th align="left" colspan="5">... with a 12 slide document</th></tr>
-<tr {{BlueRow}}><td align="left">Open in page view, drag from Finder to open application</td><td align="center">xxx seconds</td><td align="center">xxx seconds</td><td align="center">xxx seconds</td></tr>+ <tr {{BlueRow}}>
-<tr><td align="left">Scroll with the keyboard: 10x Page Down button</td><td align="center">xxx seconds</td><td align="center">xxx seconds</td><td align="center">xxx seconds</td></tr>+ <td colspan="5">Open by dragging from Finder to closed application (warm start)</td>
-<tr {{BlueRow}}><td align="left">Scrolling with the mouse: 10 clicks in Scrollbar</td><td align="center">xxx seconds</td><td align="center">xxx seconds</td><td align="center">xxx seconds</td></tr>+ </tr>
-<tr><td align="left">Scrolling with the mouse: Click and drag in Scrollbar to end of document</td><td align="center">xxx seconds</td><td align="center">xxx seconds</td><td align="center">xxx seconds</td></tr>+ <tr>
-<tr {{BlueRow}}><td align="left">Save</td><td align="center">xxx seconds</td><td align="center">xxx seconds</td><td align="center">xxx seconds</td></tr>+ <td></td>
-<tr><td align="left">Save as ... Same format different name</td><td align="center">xxx seconds</td><td align="center">xxx seconds</td><td align="center">xxx seconds</td></tr>+ <td align="center">6 seconds</td>
-<tr {{BlueRow}}><td align="left">Print Preview</td><td align="center">xxx seconds</td><td align="center">xxx seconds</td><td align="center">xxx seconds</td></tr>+ <td align="center">5 seconds</td>
-<tr><td align="left">Print ... <!--need details--></td><td align="center">xxx seconds</td><td align="center">xxx seconds</td><td align="center">xxx seconds</td></tr>+ <td align="center">6 seconds</td>
-<tr {{BlueRow}}><td align="left">Export as PDF</td><td align="center">xxx seconds</td><td align="center">xxx seconds</td><td align="center">xxx seconds</td></tr>+ </tr>
- + <tr {{BlueRow}}>
-<tr {{HeaderRow}}><th align="left" colspan="4">Presentation:</th></tr>+ <td colspan="5">Time to complete slide show with No Transition set, using space bar to advance slide</td>
-<tr {{HeaderRow}}><th align="left" colspan="4">... with a 13 slide document</th></tr>+ </tr>
-<tr><td align="left">Open by dragging from Finder to closed application.</td><td align="center">xxx seconds</td><td align="center">xxx seconds</td><td align="center">xxx seconds</td></tr>+ <tr>
-<tr {{BlueRow}}><td align="left">Open by dragging from Finder to open application</td><td align="center">xxx seconds</td><td align="center">xxx seconds</td><td align="center">xxx seconds</td></tr>+ <td></td>
-<tr><td align="left">Switch from edit to Slide Show</td><td align="center">xxx seconds</td><td align="center">xxx seconds</td><td align="center">xxx seconds</td></tr>+ <td align="center">4 seconds</td>
-<tr {{BlueRow}}><td align="left">Time to complete slide show with no transitions, using right arrow to advance slide</td><td align="center">xxx seconds</td><td align="center">xxx seconds</td><td align="center">xxx seconds</td></tr>+ <td align="center">6 seconds</td>
-<tr><td align="left">Time to complete slide show with no transitions, with slide advance set to 1 second</td><td align="center">xxx seconds</td><td align="center">xxx seconds</td><td align="center">xxx seconds</td></tr>+ <td align="center">7 seconds</td>
 + </tr>
 + <tr {{BlueRow}}>
 + <td colspan="5">Time to complete slide show with transition set to Fade Smoothly, using space bar to advance slide</td>
 + </tr>
 + <tr>
 + <td></td>
 + <td align="center">29 seconds</td>
 + <td align="center">29 seconds</td>
 + <td align="center">34 seconds</td>
 + </tr>
 + <tr {{BlueRow}}>
 + <td colspan="5">Time to complete slide show with transition set to Wedge, using space bar to advance slide</td>
 + </tr>
 + <tr>
 + <td></td>
 + <td align="center">29 seconds</td>
 + <td align="center">30 seconds</td>
 + <td align="center">30 seconds</td>
 + </tr>
 + <tr {{BlueRow}}>
 + <td colspan="5">Print </td>
 + </tr>
 + <tr>
 + <td></td>
 + <td align="center">4 seconds</td>
 + <td align="center">20 seconds</td>
 + <td align="center">20 seconds</td>
 + </tr>
 + <tr {{BlueRow}}>
 + <td colspan="5">Export/Save as PDF</td>
 + </tr>
 + <tr>
 + <td></td>
 + <td align="center">4 seconds</td>
 + <td align="center">3 seconds</td>
 + <td align="center">4 seconds</td>
 + </tr>
</table> </table>
'''Notes:''' '''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 * 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 * No other applications were running
-* Spell checking and automatic hyphenation were disabled+* Machine details: Mac OS X 10.11.2 running on a 2.66 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo Mac Mini server with 4 GB of RAM
-* Sample 500,000 and 2 million character word processing documents were obtained from [http://www.apfelwiki.de/Tests/WordAlternativenTest04 ApfelWiki Word-Alternativen Der Test] +* Spotlight privacy was enabled for all volumes
-* Sample presentation document was obtained from [http://bugzilla.neooffice.org/bug.php?op=show&bugid=1473 NeoOffice Bugzilla]+* Automatic spell checking, grammar, capitalization and hyphenation were disabled
- +* Sample 500,000 character word processing document was created from a [http://www.lipsum.com Lorem Ipsum] generation site and saved as an .odt file
- +* Sample presentation document was obtained from this [http://trinity.neooffice.org/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&p=62838#62838 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 office suites and word processors are available at [http://www.redlers.com/mellelcompetitive.html 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 [http://www.apfelwiki.de/Tests/WordAlternativenTest 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]).+
-<!--{{botlangbarEN|[[It:Confronto_con_le_caratteristiche_di_NeoOffice_2.2.4|Italiano]] [[Fr:Comparaison des Fonctionnalités de NeoOffice 2.2.4|Français]] [[De:Funktionsvergleich|Deutsch]] [[Es:Comparación de características|Español]]}}--> 
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Current revision

Last updated: 4 February 2016

This page attempts to provide a balanced, but by no means complete, comparison of NeoOffice's performance with 2 comparable office suites - Apache OpenOffice and LibreOffice - to help you make a more informed decision when evaluating office software.

[edit] NeoOffice 2015.4 vs. Apache OpenOffice 4.1.2 vs. LibreOffice 5.0.4

Performance Test NeoOffice 2015.4 Apache OpenOffice 4.1.2 LibreOffice 5.0.4
General:
Price Payment of US$29.99 in Mac App Store $0.00 $0.00
Launch Time:
Launch time to active cursor in Writer/Word document by double-clicking on application in Finder after reboot (cold start)
8 seconds 14 seconds 17 seconds
Launch time to active cursor in Writer/Word document by double-clicking on application in Finder after quitting application (warm start)
4 seconds 5 seconds 6 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)
5 seconds 4 seconds 4 seconds
Open in Print Layout view, by dragging from Finder to open application
1 second 1 second 1 second
Save
1 second 2 seconds 2 seconds
Page Preview
2 seconds 2 seconds 3 seconds
Print
10 seconds 13 seconds 10 seconds
Export/Save as PDF
6 seconds 6 seconds 7 seconds
Presentation:
... with a 12 slide document
Open by dragging from Finder to closed application (warm start)
6 seconds 5 seconds 6 seconds
Time to complete slide show with No Transition set, using space bar to advance slide
4 seconds 6 seconds 7 seconds
Time to complete slide show with transition set to Fade Smoothly, using space bar to advance slide
29 seconds 29 seconds 34 seconds
Time to complete slide show with transition set to Wedge, using space bar to advance slide
29 seconds 30 seconds 30 seconds
Print
4 seconds 20 seconds 20 seconds
Export/Save as PDF
4 seconds 3 seconds 4 seconds

Notes:

  • Tests were run as a newly created user with default setup
  • No other applications were running
  • Machine details: Mac OS X 10.11.2 running on a 2.66 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo Mac Mini server with 4 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
  • 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


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