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Speeding up NeoOffice

If, like me, you use NeoOffice on the Mac, you may like to install this update patch. Essentially it allows NeoOffice to use Java 1.4.x instead of 1.3.x, but this means it launches more quickly and is more responsive, as well as using less memory. After installing, you should see a noticable improvement in performance, both when starting and also while using the program – certainly I did.
You’ll need to have installed NeoOffice 1.1 first before applying this patch. It doesn’t add features like OpenDocument support or any of the new stuff in 2.0 but it does at least make it a bit faster. NeoOffice is probably the slowest application on my Mac – though it’s still quite slow this patch makes it more bearable.

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