i like winrar, but there has been some instances where ive seen a zip thats smaller than if i tried to rar it (because i have and the rar is bigger, on best and solid archive) the zip was made using 7zip or whatever is called, i dont know how though
Actually, you will see visca versa for compressions. WinRar is still the best utility for zipping and raring files up. But when it comes to either Raring or Zipping files in terms of compression, it all depends on what you are compressing. Larger files such as CDs or DVDs worth of data, are usually best to be .rar because if you are transfering the files over the internet, they will transfer faster because you can split up a DVD into as many files as you choose. Whereas with .zip, you're limited to 1 large file. In some cases, you will see them at a comparable compression size if not leaning in one way or another. But that wasn't what you asked. What program is the best?
I have been using WinRAR farther back then I can remember. Although the compression is a bit off, Windows XP has a utility built in as well. The advantage there obviously is there is no cost involved, whereas WinZIP and WinRAR both are shareware.