October 8, 2001

Word to the wise: StarOffice 6 beta

Author: JT Smith

LinuxPlanet: "StarOffice is still not
a true suite of applications. This is still one big binary pretending to be a suite of separate applications. It does a great job pretending,
mind you, to the point that if Sun could ever figure out how to reduce the resource problems, no one is really going to care if StarOffice
takes up one binary or 212.

But that resource problem is still there, so the monster binary is still a concern. For instance, StarOffice was taking up five threads on
my machine and about 64 Mb of system resources to open a 30-page Writer document. Opening other document types, such as an
Impress slide show, just spawns another window from the same central binary and eats up more resources."

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