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Performance of StarOffice 5.0 PE>@ Hi, Folks!
Linux users have sent several e-mails to me about the StarOffice 5.0 Personal Edition
comparative test I made on Unix, OS/2 and Windows (NT and 95/98), requesting an
illustrated report. Well, the best performance of this suite in my judgement occurs
on Linux Red Hat 5.2. I' m currently working on this platform, using a virtual desktop
4X my Samsung Syncmaster 15GLe area, setted 640 x 480 with True Color.
Linux Red Hat 5.2 is PnP and I've installed it from a 36X CD_ROM US Drives, IDE,
conected in the third IDE port (Sound Blaster card connector). I performed a Custom
installation, using 1GB primary partition for Linux tree in Ext2 + 128MB for Linux
Swap in other primary partition.
The StarOffice 5.0 PE I installed it from the same CD_ROM, in five minutes, and
put it in /opt directory (/opt/Office50). After the register on-line of the Star
Desktop I' m using SO 5.0 PE on RHL 5.2 everyday and my productivity was increased
3 X rather than OS/2. To take a screenshot on RHL 5.2 After Step you simply click
<Take a Screenshot> in the mouse pop-menu...hehehe....
The StarBrowser is running here rather than Netscape Communicator 4.07 and the StarMail
runs perfectly, fastly, very fine! The only problem I have at this time is with
the signature file, because StarOffice uses the register information to ad it on
the e-mail text and I can' t use other, my personalized signature.
For the comparative test I performed I've used my old machine (Pentium 200 + 128MB
EDO RAM) with four IDE HDDs and the Linux partitions resides on the same HDD on
Warp 3.0 is -the first slave, Western Digital Caviar.
To start StarOffice 5.0 PE on RHL 5.2 I simply command on NXTERM shell:
In exactly 50 seconds StarOffice 5.0 PE is available to all operations I need and
the stability is absolute! This week I work with StarOffice on my RHL 5.2
purchased from BMT Micro, Inc (http://www.bmtmicro.com)
making complicated texts, sophisticated images, surfing on the Net, using Explorer
and the Taskbar of StarDesktop. At the same time I used Midnight Commander, Lynx,
NCFtp and the FTP of StarOffice, with the HPFS work partition of my Warp 4.0 mounted
on /mnt/partit (/dev/hda6) for interchangeable operations in rw mode predefinied
in the /etc/fstab control script.
Several Linux users prefer works in the old fashioned mode, using Corel WordPerfect
7 (or 8) suite, but I recommend StarOffice 5.0 PE. The performance is 5 X rather
than Corel WordPerfect and Corel WordPerfect costs 5 X the SO 5.0 PE price!
OS/2 Warp is my preferred Operating System but the best performance of StarOffice
5.0 PE is on Linux Red Hat 5.2 with the After Step XWindows Manager switch option.
I consider the StarOffice performance on Warp slow and on Microsoft Windows have
not the total stability I need to work without problems.
PS: I not tested StarOffice 5.0 PE on RISC architeture (only on i386 I tested it)
but a friend, Renee Senger, from Curitiba, Brazil, says the SO performance on Solaris
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