October 27, 2005
OpenOffice.org 2.0 is here, but is it a pig?
OpenOffice.org 2.0 is finally out with much fanfare, but is it a memory and resource hog? This is what I was wondering when I did this shootout last month between Microsoft Excel 2003 and OpenOffice.org 1.1.4 Calc. The backers of OpenOffice.org immediately complained that I didn't test their new OpenOffice.org Beta2. I immediately added the Beta2 results, and then the backers of OpenOffice.org complained that I was comparing Beta software to production software. Now that OpenOffice.org 2.0 is finally out, I've put it to the test again to see if the shipping version really makes a difference.