Open Office

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  1. JC

    JC Guest

    What is the general opinion on Open Office version 2?
    For a free Office suite, I love it.
    JC, Nov 18, 2005
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    PAM. Guest

    "JC" <> wrote in message
    > What is the general opinion on Open Office version 2?
    > For a free Office suite, I love it.


    CompareOffice
    :)

    Yikes!

    PAM.
    PAM., Nov 18, 2005
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    steve Guest

    JC wrote:

    > What is the general opinion on Open Office version 2?
    > For a free Office suite, I love it.


    It's great.

    The presentation program could use some more backgrounds /
    templates......but then you're free to make your own any time you want.
    steve, Nov 18, 2005
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    XP Guest

    On Fri, 18 Nov 2005 15:34:11 +1300, JC <> wrote:

    >What is the general opinion on Open Office version 2?
    >For a free Office suite, I love it.




    Some reviews states its a CPU hog and a Resource Hog..
    XP, Nov 18, 2005
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    EMB Guest

    XP wrote:
    > On Fri, 18 Nov 2005 15:34:11 +1300, JC <> wrote:
    >
    >
    >>What is the general opinion on Open Office version 2?
    >>For a free Office suite, I love it.

    >
    >
    >
    >
    > Some reviews states its a CPU hog and a Resource Hog..
    >
    >

    Should be right at home running on Windows XP then. :p

    --
    EMB
    EMB, Nov 18, 2005
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  6. JC

    steve Guest

    XP wrote:

    > Some reviews states its a CPU hog and a Resource Hog..


    You're referring to Windows XP, right?

    Vista (or whatever the new name is for the OS that isn't there) is supposed
    to be far worse.
    steve, Nov 18, 2005
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    Gordon Guest

    On Fri, 18 Nov 2005 15:34:11 +1300, JC wrote:

    > What is the general opinion on Open Office version 2?


    Better than version 1. Read it has improved and it is not standing still
    either.
    Gordon, Nov 18, 2005
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    GraB Guest

    On Fri, 18 Nov 2005 15:34:11 +1300, JC <> wrote:

    >What is the general opinion on Open Office version 2?
    >For a free Office suite, I love it.


    I am still running 1.9.118. Seems great. Doesn't seem to be a
    resource hog. Is it worth getting the latest version? Is that much
    better than this version?
    GraB, Nov 18, 2005
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    thingy Guest

    steve wrote:
    > XP wrote:
    >
    >
    >>Some reviews states its a CPU hog and a Resource Hog..

    >
    >
    > You're referring to Windows XP, right?
    >
    > Vista (or whatever the new name is for the OS that isn't there) is supposed
    > to be far worse.
    >
    >


    Open Office it seems is slower in some cases and uses more resources in
    some cases comapred to MS Office, however this didnt seem very
    significant overall.

    regards

    Thing
    thingy, Nov 18, 2005
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  10. Hi there,

    JC wrote:
    > What is the general opinion on Open Office version 2?
    > For a free Office suite, I love it.


    I've had a good play with the spreadsheet side of things, and despite
    the way that works being a little different to excel I find it quite
    useful now...

    The presentation program and word processor do what they're expected
    too, and the speed of startup compared to v1.x has improved at least
    for me. You can use OpenOffice Quickstarter in KDE/linux to preload
    some core parts of Oo_O which speeds up loading even further...

    I'm (99%) sold on it. :)

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    Chris Wilkinson, Nov 18, 2005
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    steve Guest

    thingy wrote:

    > Open Office it seems is slower in some cases and uses more resources in
    > some cases comapred to MS Office, however this didnt seem very
    > significant overall.


    Agreed....

    The difference isn't CLOSE to being worth $1,000 anyway.
    steve, Nov 18, 2005
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  12. On Fri, 18 Nov 2005 15:34:11 +1300, JC wrote:

    > What is the general opinion on Open Office version 2?
    > For a free Office suite, I love it.


    It looks good, functionality is superb.
    But I'm running into one fairly annoying problem using it on windows 2000.
    Seems periodically when I'm just moving my cursor around (using Write),
    Open office will just suddenly stop responding and then a few seconds later
    drastically slow down the whole system with it, until I can get to the Task
    manager and kill the process. Strangely enough, my CPU remains at 1-5%
    indicating that the CPU isn't getting maxed out so it's possibly something
    else.
    I've updated the drivers on my system, updated the Java runtime, did the
    usual like spyware scan but doesn't seem to resolve it. Seems to be a
    recent problem so it could have been an errant windows update.

    Appears to work superbly on my Ubuntu install though. Could be some
    motivation to totally convert to Linux as I will concede that my windows
    2000 install is (almost) last century.
    Pacific Dragon, Nov 19, 2005
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    Rob J Guest

    In article <>,
    says...
    > thingy wrote:
    >
    > > Open Office it seems is slower in some cases and uses more resources in
    > > some cases comapred to MS Office, however this didnt seem very
    > > significant overall.

    >
    > Agreed....
    >
    > The difference isn't CLOSE to being worth $1,000 anyway.


    About $500 as OEM purchase.
    Rob J, Nov 20, 2005
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    Allistar Guest

    Rob J wrote:

    > In article <>,
    > says...
    >> thingy wrote:
    >>
    >> > Open Office it seems is slower in some cases and uses more resources in
    >> > some cases comapred to MS Office, however this didnt seem very
    >> > significant overall.

    >>
    >> Agreed....
    >>
    >> The difference isn't CLOSE to being worth $1,000 anyway.

    >
    > About $500 as OEM purchase.


    Which can only be sold with full systems (including case, m/b, CPU etc).

    Allistar.
    Allistar, Nov 20, 2005
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  15. GraB wrote:
    > On Fri, 18 Nov 2005 15:34:11 +1300, JC <> wrote:
    >
    >
    >>What is the general opinion on Open Office version 2?
    >>For a free Office suite, I love it.

    >
    >
    > I am still running 1.9.118. Seems great. Doesn't seem to be a
    > resource hog. Is it worth getting the latest version? Is that much
    > better than this version?


    all the default data file types have changed in 2.0, this isn't well handled in
    my debian system
    Mark Robinson, Nov 22, 2005
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