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Hi :)
With MSO the splash screen appears immediately and keeps doing things to make it clear it is doing 

With LO it is ages before the splash screen appears so it looks like it hasn't reacted at all.  

So people don't trust it and they think that more time passes.  It might be good to video the same 
system starting each up in turn.  Also i think the Windows version is a lot slower to start up than 
the Ubuntu one.

LO is getting better but it just doesn't look like it is.  Perception is often more important than 
reality with things like this.
Regards from 
Tom :)  

From: Kracked_P_P---webmaster <>
Sent: Monday, 5 August 2013, 12:49
Subject: Re: [libreoffice-users] start up speed

For me, I do not use the Quickstart option.  Their are some hassles with 
upgrading some extensions if that is "on" all the time.  I find that 
without using that option, I have the package load up and usable for 
editing quickly enough for my needs.  It is faster than many other 
packages I use.

The "boot" time for LO is much faster now that in the past.  Also, 
compared to MS Office, it is still faster.

There is one other "time" that needs to be measured.  The time it takes 
for you to be able to start editing.  Sure you can have a package start 
up fast and show its "page view", but it does no good if you cannot 
start working with the package if it take another minute or so to allow 
you to start working with it.

Take Writer or Word.  You start the package by double-clicking the icon 
in the menu or on the screen.  Then you get a splash screen. After that 
the document or a new one is seen in the "page view" window.  Now, how 
long does it take from there to be able to click on a menu or start 
typing editing the document?  That is where I had a problem with MSO 
2003.  Sure that is ten years out of date, but it was the last version 
of MSO I actually work with on a regular basis.  Since 2010 I have been 
a "Linux" person with Ubuntu as my default desktop OS.  So I have not 
tried the newest version of MSO.  But, with Writer, the time ti takes 
from opening of the page view window to being able to edit or click on 
the menus has been reduced by a large percentage since I started using 
LO in its early days.

That is the real question.  How much wait time do you have between 
clicking on the icon to the print of being able to work with the 
package.  No package is as fast as people would like, i.e. click and 
edit in a matter of a 2 or 3 seconds.  Right now, with 2 browser windows 
open, this email package and 3 utilities on the screen, my Ubuntu 
install on a mid-range quad core desktop from Feb. 2010 , takes about 7 
seconds from click to editing.  That is fast enough for me.  I have run 
packages that take 15 to 30 seconds to open up to the point of using 
it.  In this day of wanting things as quick as possible, 15 to 30 
seconds may be too long for some people.

Yet, for those of you who have been using PCs since its early days of 
DOS or even Windows 95, these start up times are super fast compared to 
those older systems, even with the less powerful packages that we used, 
like PC-Write for word processing.

On 08/04/2013 07:21 PM, Tom Davies wrote:
Hi :)
You could have either of them use their Quickstarter but it's a pain and kinda blocks having the 
other one on your machine at the same time.
Regards from
Tom :)

From: Tim Lloyd <>
To: "" <>
Sent: Monday, 5 August 2013, 0:15
Subject: [libreoffice-users] start up speed

Hi All,

I saw a question on the Fedora Forum regarding the "boot" speed of LO
which is impressive especially compared to old versions of OOo.

I think this has been discussed here in the past but I can't find any
specific posts. Is there anything running in the background which makes
LO start up faster?


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