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Re: [suse-linux-uk-schools] OpenOffice.org: Serious Suite Alternative
  • From: Malcolm Herbert <mherbert@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 8 May 2002 19:24:56 +0000 (UTC)
  • Message-id: <1020886816.5163.14.camel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
i'm going to time it more accurately on the Toshiba server i've got
(1MHz PIII) to see what happens, it is probably quicker. Mozilla is also
the other _killer_ app, and take a while.

Malc

On Wed, 2002-05-08 at 18:58, Michael Brown wrote:
> On 8 May 2002, Malcolm Herbert wrote:
> > > Assuming you have pretty damn beefy hardware.
> > > Takes 90 seconds to start on a P2/300 192MB RAM.
> > good point, its as bloaty as M$, but the second time you load it (on my
> > P75 16Mb terminal) it loads really quickly ( < 10s ), the server has 1Gb
> > memory though
>
> What processor speed on the server? We found on an otherwise unloaded
> system that second-time load speeds were around 3s with StarOffice 5.2
> (1GHz Intel, 1GB RAM) and are down to 1-2s a few months later with
> OpenOffice (1.7GHz Intel, 1.5GB RAM).
>
> If you preload OpenOffice during user logon (asynchronously, so that it
> doesn't slow down the desktop appearing) then you should be able to get
> perceived zero load times. This is the same trick that MS Office uses
> under Windows.
>
> No, don't ask me how to do it - it's on the ToDo list. I know it's
> possible but I don't know the details.
>
> Michael
>
>
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