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Old 11-09-2005, 06:19 PM   #1
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OpenOffice 2 slow to load on SuSe 10.0


My open office either won't load at times, or others it takes a very long time to load... sometimes it takes in excess of 2 minutes. I push the button in the suse menu and then wait and wait and wait... Anyone know how to fix this?

When I first installed SuSe it was loading fast... now it's slow.

I have 1GB RAM
Athlon 64 4000+
1280x1024 resolution

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Old 11-10-2005, 08:29 AM   #2
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No ideas? Should I maybe reformat the HD and install SuSe 10.0 from scratch? Is anyone having the problem I am having though or am I the only one?
 
Old 11-10-2005, 05:11 PM   #3
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Found the problem. Java 1.5 slows down OpenOffice.org 2.0 on the AMD64 machines. I uninstalled java 1.5 and openoffice loaded faster. I installed java 1.4.2 and open office loaded really fast. Guess I won't be using java 1.5
 
Old 11-10-2005, 05:41 PM   #4
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would not be easier to deselect java in Oo.org?
 
Old 11-10-2005, 06:54 PM   #5
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Oh.. I don't know how to do that. I don't know anything about OpenOffice. Also, I reinstalled the i586 version of Java 1.5 and everything still loads fast.

How do I disable java in openoffice and what will that do?
 
Old 11-10-2005, 08:19 PM   #6
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Tools -> Options -> OpenOffice.Org -> Java

[ ] use Java runtime environment
 
Old 11-11-2005, 08:13 PM   #7
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Can we get StarOffice for linux?
 
Old 11-12-2005, 02:41 AM   #8
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Yes, we can.
 
Old 11-12-2005, 09:55 AM   #9
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it is not free.
 
Old 11-12-2005, 02:46 PM   #10
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Quote:
Originally posted by TigerLinux
it is not free.
it is free if you want a version that is about six years old and very, VERY buggy. Sorry, couldn't resist!

Anyway, the main differences between OOo (free/free) and StarOffice (free/cost) is:

* Support
* Clipart gallery
* templates
* Deployment tools (although with the source for OOo at your disposal, deployment is a non-issue depending on the complexity of your environment. You can package OOo however you like)
* Documentation
* A very pretty full-color retail box (making a funny here, don't take offense)

In an enterprise environment, StarOffice is almost definitely worth it due to the available support. Need support for converting Microsloth Office macros to OOo? Need to find out how to quickly get a Base form to work just like your old Access forms? Buy StarOffice and use the support options.

With that said, OOo is just about there in terms of pound-for-pound comparisons with M$ Office, and if they address key performance issues (PAINFULLY slow file I/O) I may end up buying a few StarOffice licenses for my company to support OOo's continued development. I WILL NOT pay for OOo before those bugs are fixed; there is no excuse for OOo taking two hours and fourty-three minutes to open a spreadsheet on a 3.2Ghz/1GB Pentium 4, when in M$ Office it takes under 1 minute (under 30 seconds actually) on that same box, under WINE!
 
Old 11-13-2005, 11:00 AM   #11
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Originally posted by TigerLinux
it is not free.
Purchase it then or download OpenOffice.

What? Something that costs money? Do you expect everything to be free? Get real!
 
  


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