I was playing around with OpenOffice and the performance is really,
really bad. I have a P4/1.6Ghz and it still takes 10 seconds to open.
Sometimes it will just freeze up for a couple of seconds for no
apparent reason. If you drag a window in front of it, it leaves tracers
that take several seconds to disappear. Now, I know that it's a big,
slow program but this seems a little ridiculous. It's a shame, because
otherwise it's a good program. The MS interoperability is impressive -
and just exactly what I need.
I just checked and found that the executables still have their
debugging symbol tables attached, so that got me to thinking that there
must be a few other things that might speed it up. Perhaps there's an X
setting, or something. I can't find much on the OpenOffice.org website,