Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by luish, Feb 1, 2003.
What is the Best Compression Program ?
I've used Winzip and Winrar, but I don't know which is better. Sometimes Winzip compresses better, sometimes Winrar compresses better. I think it all dependes on what you are compressing.
i like winrar, it opens most compressed files.
I've just come across ZipGenius. Freeware. So far I am impressed with it.
I use WinRar. Basically because you can open almost all compressed files.
WinRAR has very many features compared to WinZip.
me uses winzip
WinRAR is the one for me because it supports multiple formats, has nice shell extensions, and it generally has a good compression ratio for most files (even multimedia ones).
Same as most other people, I use WinRar, probably for the same reasons to, multiple file type handling and good shell extensions.
Haven't used WinZip since windows 98
why would anyone use winzip?? lol
Winrar is more powerful and cheaper. Rar is a very much better than zip, and winrar can make zip files anyway. Make powerful sfx files add recovery records and loads of other stuff. Winace is does stuff like winrar, but i found it crashes all the freakin time, and the GUI sucks.
I like WinAce. Supports ACE, ZIP, RAR, CAB, and a ****load of other compression schemes all in one program.
WinRar, UHARC, 7Zip
Why would someone use WinZip when Windows ME/XP has a much nicer way of handling zipped files? I use WinRAR for archiving, but I think it's a rip to have to pay for it. Not that I paid for it.....
Total Commander opens and creates most types, is very customizable, and handles zip files like folders in a general file mamager. Could it be better?
Hmmm, where have i heared this before?
... why would anyone use Windows?? lol
Linux is more powerful and cheaper...
[sorry I had to!] EJ:blink:
how about marketing????
I like the way it makes EXEs (self extracting zips), and the way they decompress.
Total Commander all the way, I even registered it. Still have the original floppy from 1996. Woah, can't believe it's been that long.
For a good read on compression.
Look under Article Database > Compression Comparison Guide
winrar ..its the best
this is easy
winzip8.1 for .zip files
winrar311 for .rar files
winace2.2 for .ace files
ever noticed how some files wont decompress without the right version of decompressor