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From "Urmas" <davian...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Extending the life of an older desktop machine by installing OpenOffice?
Date Sun, 19 May 2013 15:47:28 GMT
"Rob Weir":

> Have you extended the life of an older PC or Mac by installing
> OpenOffice and other open source packages?

"Older PCs". You must have been joking.

The AOO4.0 is a memory hog and in 3–4 times slower than MSO 2003. Moreover, 
it manages to be slightly slower than MSO 2010 _on the same machine_. That's 
ridiculous.

There was OO.o 2.x, which performed better, but it was killed being replaced 
with this monstrosity with 0 new features. 



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