Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

OpenOffice.org vs. Microsoft Office vs. Moore's Law

Filed under
OOo

Earlier we challenged Moore's Law with OpenOffice.org. Today we have a three-way match. In the first corner, we have heavyweight Microsoft Office; in the second, undefeated champion Moore's Law; in the third corner, underdog OpenOffice.org. Let's get ready to rumble!

Again we are measuring the installed disk usage of each release. Because old versions of Microsoft Office are not as accessible as OpenOffice.org, the sizes are based on system requirements printed at the microsoft.com web site—a site which is remarkably thorough. Another complication is Office's numerous editions. The number of editions has ballooned from a 2 in Office 4 (1994) to a confusing 9 in 2007. While all editions have Word, each edition has a different set of other products such as Access, Outlook, and Visio. Which should be measured? I used the printed values for the typical installation size for the Standard versions. Release dates are courtesy of Wikipedia.

More Here




More in Tux Machines

An open source, e-commerce friendly CMS

Developers Peter Ivanov, Alex Raikov, and I came up with the idea for Microweber about five years ago, when we were all having problems building sites with the existing solutions. Microweber aims to take the complexity out of building a website, online shop, or blog, through a combination of drag-and-drop UI and real-time, WYSIWYG site edits. From the beginning, it's been an open source project. The earliest versions were licensed under GPL, but we switched to Apache License version 2.0 to allow the developers to protect their work and have commercial merits. Read more

Change a Ton of Unity Features in Ubuntu 15.04 with Unsettings

Unsettings is a graphical configuration program that can be used to change a large number of Unity settings. A new update has been released and now Ubuntu 15.04 is also supported. Read more

What is open source? Licensing, history, and more

Another example of open source: You wouldn’t buy a car with the hood welded shut, so why do we buy proprietary software? If you can’t see what’s going on and see what’s happening under the hood then you’re stuck with the car exactly the way it is and that might not be so great. While some people are fine with that, computer geeks shouldn’t be. We should want to get in there and tinker with it. Read more

Weekend in Techrights

Threats to FOSS Patents Links