Launching OpenOffice faster
I’m not a big fan of office suite software packages and try to avoid using them where I can. Today I learned something that eased my pain with OpenOffice: you can launch it way faster. How? By turning off an option which triggers a Java Runtime Environment (!) in the background: Extras > Options > OpenOffice.org > Java. In my opinion this option should be turned off by default, given that a majority of users won’t script Java macros on a regular basis anyway.