Open Office 3.01 quick review

Today I have upgraded my default ubuntu 8.10 instalation of Open Office 2.4 to version 3.01.  My initial experiences are that its no real improvement on my main gripe, which is the ability to handle huge word processing files.

My main gripe with Open office against Micro$oft Word is that for large documents (eg my 334 pages word procedures manual – 13MB) it takes an age to load, and run and update, and crashes sometimes.  For all spreadsheets, presentations, and under 20 page documents, its great, but IMHO, for very large documents, Micro$oft Word is superior.  This may be becuase I#m running an older laptop (1.1GB RAM, 1.6GhtzAMD Turion processor), but for me, its the truth.