rar vs zip

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Jz1397-5, Nov 25, 2002.

  1. Jz1397-5

    Jz1397-5 XP Bad Ass

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    which format do you like and which one do you use. which one do you like more. *.zip format VS. *.rar format?
     
  2. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    I seem to get better compresion from rar most of the time.
     
  3. Luna64

    Luna64 Guest

    Rar has a better compression scheme.

    I dont use .zip compression unless I am sending a file to someone who does not use WinRar.

    Even then, I advise them to get WinRar.

    www.rarlab.com
     
  4. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    ZIP all the way. Why? Because everyone uses it. Well nearly. When downloaded I unzip the file & delete the zip anyway.
     
  5. Nick M

    Nick M Moderator

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    Well; windows XP has easy open features for ZIP

    I think RAR has better compression; and I find it cooler for some reason; why I don't know.

    Probably was because I had to deal with Winzip for such a long time :p
     
  6. Heeter

    Heeter Overclocked Like A Mother

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    Rar,

    It would be an obvious choice due to the compression factor, and it opens winzip as well, when needed.

    Heeter
     
  7. Goatman

    Goatman Ska Daddy

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    rar is a better compression, but it's alot slower than zip.
     
  8. Jz1397-5

    Jz1397-5 XP Bad Ass

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    i love rar, so thats why i asked. zip has been around longer, and thats why it is currently a standard (correct?)
     
  9. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    I think rar is becoming more of a standard now-days than zip is.
    People realise that its better compresion (and admitedly, a funkier app :p ) works to their advantage.