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Winrar - will it stop working after 40 days ?

Discussion in 'Windows OS and Software' started by wearetheborg, Oct 2, 2007.

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  1. Gintoki

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    Yeah, i'm going to give 7zip a try too. I hope it works on vista because it sounds good.
     
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    Thanx mate for the results....Repped ya big time :D

    me switching to 7zip....
     
  3. LIVEFRMNYC

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    Good test Jalf. I might install 7zip and still keep winrar. Time will tell which one I like better.

    LOL@ hating on the icon.
     
  4. theZoid

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    Yes, go for 7zip! Open Source, works great.
     
  5. Gintoki

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    Who hates what icon? The winrar icon? You know you can change it right? Using one of your tweaks.
     
  6. LIVEFRMNYC

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    Not referring to me ......I'm referring to .....

     
  7. Gintoki

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    Oh wow, h's pretty picky. :D
     
  8. Jalf

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    But the 7zip icon looks nice! :D

    Also wtf? I log in, and see that I've been repped 3 times in a row for this month-old thread... :D
     
  9. Metamorphical

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    Give IZarc a shot to. Open source and will open absolutely anything.
     
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    This doesn't look like being 64-bit compatible :(
     
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    PKwares PKZip program used to be good but it costs. They're the chaps who invented zip files apparently. I used to use it quite a lot when I was sending secure zip/sit files containing magazine layouts to printers as it was the only one I found to be reliable for massive files (98 pages of large format print ready scans etc exceeding 50mb each soon racks up the size).

    But... I reinstalled Windows a few years back and forgot to write down my licence key, didn't fancy buying it again so got 7zip. Not looked back since it's done everything PKZip can and just as well. Oh, it works on 64bit Vista HP too which was nice!
     
  12. Jalf

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    I just had to compress 270MB of files (basically all the assets for the app I'm making at work. That is, source code, dll's and a few images) and just for fun, I tried again with both WinRAR and 7Zip:

    With these files, 7zip gave me around 20% smaller output, but took a bit longer to finish.
    So it seems that in the worst case, they provide the same compression ratio (but 7zip does it faster, which is nice), and in the best case.
    Combined with 7zip having a nicer icon, being open-source and working on 64-bit... And not having a nag-screen when you launch it, there's not much reason to run WinRar :D


    And another interesting observation.Solid archives make a *huge* difference.
    My 270MB files take around 70MB without solid archives enabled, and.... 8-10mb (8 for 7zip, 10 for winrar) with solid archive enabled.
     
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