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Re: MS Office vs. Open Office -- Speed

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 72.14.228.89] on September 20, 2007 12:41 AM
That's because .doc format is essentially a core dump of Word's internal data structures. OO.o has to decipher this (undocumented) format and decode it into its own very different structures. On the other hand, every time Word changes formats, you're screwed (admittedly this hasn't happened since Word 97).

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