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-{{LastUpdated|7 September 2008}}+{{LastUpdated|4 February 2016}}
-<!--(used NeoOffice_2.2.4_Feature_Comparison as a base for this wiki page)-->+
-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]].+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.
-=== NeoOffice 2.2.4 Patch 5 vs. OpenOffice.org 3.0 Beta 2 vs. Microsoft Office 2004 vs. Microsoft Office 2008 ===+=== NeoOffice 2015.4 vs. Apache OpenOffice 4.1.2 vs. LibreOffice 5.0.4 ===
-<TABLE WIDTH=100%>+<table width="100%">
- <tr {{HeaderRow}}><th align="left">Performance Test</th><th valign="top">NeoOffice 2.2.4 Patch 5</th><th>OpenOffice.org 3.0 Beta 2</th><th>MS Office 2004</th><th>MS Office 2008</th></tr>+ <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 {{HeaderRow}}><th align="left" colspan="5">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</td><td align="center">n/a</td><td align="center">$149.95 Home & Student Edition</td></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>
<tr {{HeaderRow}}><th align="left" colspan="5">Launch Time:</th></tr> <tr {{HeaderRow}}><th align="left" colspan="5">Launch Time:</th></tr>
<tr {{BlueRow}}> <tr {{BlueRow}}>
- <td colspan="5">Launch time to active cursor in Writer 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">26 seconds</td>+ <td align="center">8 seconds</td>
- <td align="center">27 seconds</td>+ <td align="center">14 seconds</td>
- <td align="center">27 seconds</td>+ <td align="center">17 seconds</td>
- <td align="center">23 seconds</td>+
- </tr>+
- <tr>+
- <td><i>Machine 2 - PPC (see Notes)</i></td>+
- <td align="center">33 seconds</td>+
- <td align="center">47 seconds</td>+
- <td align="center">10 seconds</td>+
</tr> </tr>
<tr {{BlueRow}}> <tr {{BlueRow}}>
- <td colspan="5">Launch time to active cursor in Writer 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">9 seconds</td>+ <td align="center">4 seconds</td>
- <td align="center">8 seconds</td>+
- <td align="center">7 seconds</td>+
- <td align="center">9 seconds</td>+
- </tr>+
- <tr>+
- <td><i>Machine 2 - PPC (see Notes)</i></td>+
- <td align="center">16 seconds</td>+
- <td align="center">21 seconds</td>+
<td align="center">5 seconds</td> <td align="center">5 seconds</td>
 + <td align="center">6 seconds</td>
</tr> </tr>
<tr {{HeaderRow}}><th align="left" colspan="5">Word Processor:</th></tr> <tr {{HeaderRow}}><th align="left" colspan="5">Word Processor:</th></tr>
- <tr {{HeaderRow}}><th align="left" colspan="5">... 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 {{BlueRow}}> <tr {{BlueRow}}>
<td colspan="5">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">8 seconds</td>+
<td align="center">5 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">12 seconds</td> 
- <td align="center">21 seconds</td> 
<td align="center">4 seconds</td> <td align="center">4 seconds</td>
</tr> </tr>
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</tr> </tr>
<tr> <tr>
- <td><i>Machine 1 - Intel (see Notes)</i></td>+ <td></td>
- <td align="center">1 second</td>+
<td align="center">1 second</td> <td align="center">1 second</td>
<td align="center">1 second</td> <td align="center">1 second</td>
- <td align="center">1 second</td> 
- </tr> 
- <tr> 
- <td><i>Machine 2 - PPC (see Notes)</i></td> 
- <td align="center">4 seconds</td> 
- <td align="center">12 seconds</td> 
<td align="center">1 second</td> <td align="center">1 second</td>
</tr> </tr>
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</tr> </tr>
<tr> <tr>
- <td><i>Machine 1 - Intel (see Notes)</i></td>+ <td></td>
- <td align="center">3 seconds</td>+ <td align="center">1 second</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>
- </tr> 
- <tr> 
- <td><i>Machine 2 - PPC (see Notes)</i></td> 
- <td align="center">6 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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</tr> </tr>
<tr> <tr>
- <td><i>Machine 1 - Intel (see Notes)</i></td>+ <td></td>
- <td align="center">4 seconds</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">3 seconds</td>
- <tr>+
- <td><i>Machine 2 - PPC (see Notes)</i></td>+
- <td align="center">5 seconds</td>+
- <td align="center">6 seconds</td>+
- <td align="center">1 seconds</td>+
</tr> </tr>
<tr {{BlueRow}}> <tr {{BlueRow}}>
- <td colspan="5">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">10 seconds</td>
- <td align="center">20 seconds</td>+ <td align="center">13 seconds</td>
- <td align="center">64 seconds</td>+ <td align="center">10 seconds</td>
- <td align="center">20 seconds</td>+
- </tr>+
- <tr>+
- <td><i>Machine 2 - PPC (see Notes)</i></td>+
- <td align="center">46 seconds</td>+
- <td align="center">34 seconds</td>+
- <td align="center">45 seconds</td>+
</tr> </tr>
<tr {{BlueRow}}> <tr {{BlueRow}}>
- <td colspan="5">Export 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">13 seconds</td>+ <td align="center">6 seconds</td>
- <td align="center">15 seconds</td>+ <td align="center">6 seconds</td>
- <td align="center">n/a</td>+ <td align="center">7 seconds</td>
- <td align="center">19 seconds</td>+
- </tr>+
- <tr>+
- <td><i>Machine 2 - PPC (see Notes)</i></td>+
- <td align="center">25 seconds</td>+
- <td align="center">27 seconds</td>+
- <td align="center">n/a</td>+
</tr> </tr>
<tr {{HeaderRow}}><th align="left" colspan="5">Presentation:</th></tr> <tr {{HeaderRow}}><th align="left" colspan="5">Presentation:</th></tr>
- <tr {{HeaderRow}}><th align="left" colspan="5">... with a 11 slide document</th></tr>+ <tr {{HeaderRow}}><th align="left" colspan="5">... with a 12 slide document</th></tr>
<tr {{BlueRow}}> <tr {{BlueRow}}>
<td colspan="5">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">11 seconds</td>+
<td align="center">6 seconds</td> <td align="center">6 seconds</td>
- <td align="center">9 seconds</td> 
<td align="center">5 seconds</td> <td align="center">5 seconds</td>
- </tr>+ <td align="center">6 seconds</td>
- <tr>+
- <td><i>Machine 2 - PPC (see Notes)</i></td>+
- <td align="center">13 seconds</td>+
- <td align="center">18 seconds</td>+
- <td align="center">4 seconds</td>+
</tr> </tr>
<tr {{BlueRow}}> <tr {{BlueRow}}>
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</tr> </tr>
<tr> <tr>
- <td><i>Machine 1 - Intel (see Notes)</i></td>+ <td></td>
- <td align="center">11 seconds</td>+
- <td align="center">28 seconds</td>+
- <td align="center">11 seconds</td>+
<td align="center">4 seconds</td> <td align="center">4 seconds</td>
- </tr>+ <td align="center">6 seconds</td>
- <tr>+ <td align="center">7 seconds</td>
- <td><i>Machine 2 - PPC (see Notes)</i></td>+
- <td align="center">22 seconds</td>+
- <td align="center">40 seconds</td>+
- <td align="center">9 seconds</td>+
</tr> </tr>
<tr {{BlueRow}}> <tr {{BlueRow}}>
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</tr> </tr>
<tr> <tr>
- <td><i>Machine 1 - Intel (see Notes)</i></td>+ <td></td>
- <td align="center">35 seconds</td>+ <td align="center">29 seconds</td>
- <td align="center">52 seconds</td>+ <td align="center">29 seconds</td>
- <td align="center">23 seconds</td>+ <td align="center">34 seconds</td>
- <td align="center">9 seconds</td>+
- </tr>+
- <tr>+
- <td><i>Machine 2 - PPC (see Notes)</i></td>+
- <td align="center">48 seconds</td>+
- <td align="center">62 seconds</td>+
- <td align="center">18 seconds</td>+
</tr> </tr>
<tr {{BlueRow}}> <tr {{BlueRow}}>
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</tr> </tr>
<tr> <tr>
- <td><i>Machine 1 - Intel (see Notes)</i></td>+ <td></td>
- <td align="center">35 seconds</td>+ <td align="center">29 seconds</td>
- <td align="center">52 seconds</td>+ <td align="center">30 seconds</td>
- <td align="center">20 seconds</td>+ <td align="center">30 seconds</td>
- <td align="center">10 seconds</td>+
- </tr>+
- <tr>+
- <td><i>Machine 2 - PPC (see Notes)</i></td>+
- <td align="center">40 seconds</td>+
- <td align="center">62 seconds</td>+
- <td align="center">17 seconds</td>+
</tr> </tr>
<tr {{BlueRow}}> <tr {{BlueRow}}>
- <td colspan="5">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">4 seconds</td>
- <td align="center">18 seconds</td>+ <td align="center">20 seconds</td>
- <td align="center">13 seconds</td>+
- <td align="center">5 seconds</td>+
- </tr>+
- <tr>+
- <td><i>Machine 2 - PPC (see Notes)</i></td>+
<td align="center">20 seconds</td> <td align="center">20 seconds</td>
- <td align="center">23 seconds</td> 
- <td align="center">16 seconds</td> 
</tr> </tr>
<tr {{BlueRow}}> <tr {{BlueRow}}>
- <td colspan="5">Export 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">4 seconds</td>
- <td align="center">9 seconds</td>+ <td align="center">3 seconds</td>
- <td align="center">n/a</td>+ <td align="center">4 seconds</td>
- <td align="center">2 seconds</td>+
- </tr>+
- <tr>+
- <td><i>Machine 2 - PPC (see Notes)</i></td>+
- <td align="center">15 seconds</td>+
- <td align="center">15 seconds</td>+
- <td align="center">n/a</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 2.2.4 with Patch 5 
-* OpenOffice.org 3.0 Beta 2 was used which is the same product as StarOffice 9 Beta 
-* 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 * 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 10.11.2 running on a 2.66 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo Mac Mini server 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
-* Spell checking and automatic hyphenation were disabled+* Automatic spell checking, grammar, capitalization and hyphenation were disabled
-* Microsoft Office pricing is for Office 2008 which has replaced Microsoft Office 2004+* 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 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 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
-* Sample presentation document was obtained from [http://bugzilla.neooffice.org/bug.php?op=show&bugid=1473 NeoOffice Bugzilla] and saved as a .odp file+* All print tests were output to the Mac OS X Preview application
-* 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+
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-=== 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]]}}--> 
-[[Category:NeoOffice]][[Category:OpenOffice.org]] 
-[[Category:NeoOffice]][[Category:OpenOffice.org]] 
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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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