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Speed comparison between OpenOffice Calc 2.1 and MS Excel XP

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There has been so many comparisons between OpenOffice and Microsoft Office its not funny. However they have all been between older versions of OpenOffice so now that 2.1 has been released I thought I would conduct my own speed test.

This test is entirely objective and the I have tried for the conditions to be as static as possible. In fact the test results only varied by about a second for time and about a megabyte for memory usage over several repetitions of the tests.

The test platform is windows XP professional running under a vmware session. I have also conducted the same test on a real machine with no difference in performance so I believe my results are valid. The host machine is a dual core 3GHz intel with 1Gb ram. The XP vmware session is limited to 256MB ram and believes it is only using a single processor. This matches our existing standard for our normal office machines.

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