KOffice vs. OpenOffice

Willy Hamra w.hamra1987 at gmail.com
Mon Sep 29 08:35:01 BST 2008


2008/9/29 Knapp <magick.crow at gmail.com>:
> Want to have fun look at file size for 3 text documents between the big four.
> Word
> OO
> Kword
> Acrobat
>
> There load speed is about in that order too, starting with slowest. (I
> have not used word in years, so maybe it is faster now.)
> Their ability to open Word docs in about in that order too but I have
> heard that sometimes OO does better than word with opening old MS
> files.

not any faster, in MS office 2007, try pasting 2 pages, with at least
one picture in them, happy waiting :P it took about 1 minute on a 3.0
GHz CPU! OOo has only one problem with MS files, and that is fonts!
the use of different fonts by the 2 suites is really a problem. some
guy comes in with a MS office 2003 doc file, using some fancy font
(one of the fonts supplied by MS office, not a custom one), i open it
with OOo, and... looks horrible in some normal font. that's one of the
reasons i keep MS office installed on all my windows PCs, in case i
can't print it from kubuntu.

> Also OO used to open the whole office at the same time so that
> switching between writing and spread sheet did not mean any more
> loading. Does it still?
>

not sure about the version supplied by ubuntu, but the windows version
does. it starts blazing fast since it's always preloaded, and even
when not, switching application is fast.


-- 
Willy K. Hamra
Manager of Hamra Information Systems
Co. Manager of Zeina Computers and Billy Net.



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