And now for some vaguely on-topic off-topicality: OOo 3.2
tero at tpesonen.net
Mon Feb 15 16:33:56 GMT 2010
On Mon, 2010-02-15 at 14:38 +0000, David Gerard wrote:
> On 15 February 2010 10:23, Tero Pesonen <tero at tpesonen.net> wrote:
> > On Mon, 2010-02-15 at 11:01 +0100, Amedee Van Gasse (u2s) wrote:
> >> > I have tended to use Excel simply because it starts in under a second
> >> > from cold, whereas OOo Calc 3.1 takes seven seconds from cold.
> >> > Let me tell you: that extra six seconds is approximately forever in
> >> > user interface terms.
> > Is it? How often do people actually launch OOo? I always keep it open on
> > one virtual desktop precisely so that I need not load the application
> > each time I have to do something. If you need to reboot regularly, then
> > it is a whole another matter, of course, but that booting itself would
> > be more of an annoyance to me than starting OOo on top of that.
> For me, I start a spreadsheet when I need one and close it when I'm
> done. Click-and-it's-on means I use Excel,
> click-and-wait-seven-seconds means I don't use Calc.
I guess we work very differently then. I always keep the software I need
(or may need) open on its respectable virtual desktop. I do not want to
load applications each time I need to complete a task.
> Yes, preloading by hand means creating a new window will be faster ...
I don't know what you mean by preloading. I keep the software loaded and
only load documents from a disk. That's what the RAM is for, if you ask
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