I just followed some tips to make OpenOffice run faster on my slightly underpowered laptop. These tweaks generally amount to increasing the size of memory caches, reducing the number of undo levels and turning off Java. I really can’t tell if it has helped or not, but I don’t use OpenOffice with graphics in documents very often. One of the suggestions was to enable the OpenOffice quickstarter, but I didn’t do this since while it definitely increases the speed at which OpenOffice pops up, it also slows down logins, which I don’t like. I’m happy to wait for OpenOffice to load on the occasions that I use it, but I really don’t want my logins to take any longer than they have to.