How do I make OpenOffice.org load faster?
One main adjustment you can do to make OpenOffice.org start much faster is to disable Java.
To do this, click on Tools > Options
Then find Java along the left hand side.
UN-check ‘Use a Java runtime environment’ and click OK.
Restart OpenOffice.org and enjoy the speed!
Why does it have java anyway?
A few obsecure things depend on Java. See this page for more details. You can always turn Java back on in case you happen to need it.