office apps

Alejandro Imass ait at
Mon Jun 7 16:54:35 UTC 2010

On Mon, Jun 7, 2010 at 12:40 PM, Chip Camden
<sterling at> wrote:
> On Jun 07 2010 11:21, Anh Ky Huynh wrote:
>> On Sun, 6 Jun 2010 13:34:16 -0700
>> Chip Camden <sterling at> wrote:
>> > This might not be the right list for this question -- if so, please
>> > slap me over to the right one.
>> >
>> > Does anyone have a recommendation for a lighter-weight office suite?
>> > OOo is such a pig.  It takes a good minute to start it up and open a
>> > spreadsheet.
>> There are some tips to speed up your Ooo. But if your Ooo took minute to start, I guess that your system has a low hardware?
> I wouldn't have thought that an Intel Core i3 M350 (2.27Ghz) with 4GB would be
> considered "lo (sic) hardware".  Everything else runs very quickly, even
> Windows 7 in VirtualBox.  OOo is the only time I find myself waiting
> impatiently.

Well, now that I recall I had a similar issue with the Android SDK
under Linux, and it's related to your problem because OO uses gjc (the
GNU Java implementation) as a pre-requisite and Eclipse was using
_that_ instead of the Sun jdk I had installed. Well the issue is that
Eclipse _took FOREVER_ to start, much like what you are describiong
right now with OO (albeit I use FBSD with OO in older hw w/ no
problems). Anyway, chack to see if you may have a broken Java
implementation, and check to see if it's possible to get OO to work
with Sun's JRE 6, and give that a go and see. I have a gut feeling
your problem is related to a broken Java VM somewhere in your machine.

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