NeoOffice Performance Comparison

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-<tr {{HeaderRow}}><th align="left">Feature</th><th valign="top">NeoOffice</th><th>OpenOffice.org 3.0 Beta for Mac</th><th>MS Office 2008 for Mac</th></tr>+<tr {{HeaderRow}}><th align="left">Performance Test</th><th valign="top">NeoOffice</th><th>OpenOffice.org 3.0 Beta for Mac</th><th>MS Office 2008 for Mac</th></tr>
<tr {{HeaderRow}}><th align="left" colspan="4">General:</th></tr> <tr {{HeaderRow}}><th align="left" colspan="4">General:</th></tr>
<tr><td>Price (standard edition)</td><td align="center">$5.00 suggested donation</td><td align="center">$0.00</td><td align="center">$399.95</td></tr> <tr><td>Price (standard edition)</td><td align="center">$5.00 suggested donation</td><td align="center">$0.00</td><td align="center">$399.95</td></tr>
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<tr><td>Fourth test</td><td align="center">xxx seconds</td><td align="center">xxx seconds</td><td align="center">xxx seconds</td></tr>--> <tr><td>Fourth test</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="4">Writer</th></tr>+<tr {{HeaderRow}}><th align="left" colspan="4">Word Processor:</th></tr>
<tr><td align="left">Open in page view, 100% (Finder drag to closed app)</td><td align="center">xxx seconds</td><td align="center">xxx seconds</td><td align="center">xxx seconds</td></tr> <tr><td align="left">Open in page view, 100% (Finder drag to closed app)</td><td align="center">xxx seconds</td><td align="center">xxx seconds</td><td align="center">xxx seconds</td></tr>
<tr {{BlueRow}}><td align="left">Open in page view, 100% (Finder drag to open app)</td><td align="center">xxx seconds</td><td align="center">xxx seconds</td><td align="center">xxx seconds</td></tr> <tr {{BlueRow}}><td align="left">Open in page view, 100% (Finder drag to open app)</td><td align="center">xxx seconds</td><td align="center">xxx seconds</td><td align="center">xxx seconds</td></tr>

Revision as of 23:31, 12 August 2008

Last updated: 08 August 2008

N.B. Initial editing is still in progress

N.B. This page compares NeoOffice 2.2.4 to OpenOffice.org 3.0 Beta 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 two comparable office suites, Microsoft Office and OpenOffice.org, 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 vs. vs. OpenOffice.org vs. Microsoft Office

Performance TestNeoOfficeOpenOffice.org 3.0 Beta for MacMS Office 2008 for Mac
General:
Price (standard edition)$5.00 suggested donation$0.00$399.95
Time to active cursor in app by double-clicking on application in Finder after reboot (cold start)xxx secondsxxx secondsxxx seconds
Time to active cursor after double-clicking on application in Finder after quitting app (warm start)xxx secondsxxx secondsxxx seconds
Word Processor:
Open in page view, 100% (Finder drag to closed app)xxx secondsxxx secondsxxx seconds
Open in page view, 100% (Finder drag to open app)xxx secondsxxx secondsxxx seconds
Scrolls with the keyboard: 10x Page Down buttonxxx secondsxxx secondsxxx seconds
Scrolling with the mouse: 10 clicks in Scrollbarxxx secondsxxx secondsxxx seconds
Savexxx secondsxxx secondsxxx seconds
Save as ... Same format different namexxx secondsxxx secondsxxx seconds
Print ... xxx secondsxxx secondsxxx seconds
PDF Exportxxx secondsxxx secondsxxx seconds
Notes:
* First note.
† second note.
‡ Third note.

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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