[Update] WinRAR

Discussion in 'Application Software' started by Michelle68, Mar 7, 2011.

  1. Michelle68

    Michelle68 MDL Senior Member

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  4. akf

    akf MDL Senior Member

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    I agree with you. Then again, some people think that 7-zip is much better, as it can compress files into a much smaller size than WinRAR can. What is your opinions, guys? :confused:
     
  5. Nawzil

    Nawzil MDL Guru

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    You are right about 7zip. But I still prefer WinRAR.
     
  6. jayblok

    jayblok MDL Guru

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    i use both at the same time:D
     
  7. Paiva

    Paiva MDL Developer

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    Winrar has many updates ... :worthy:
    7 zip stopped in time ... :(
     
  8. Josh Cell

    Josh Cell MDL Developer

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    7Zip is Open-Source

    WinRAR is Shareware and have main 7z features ;)

    LZMA2 is best than RAR Compression, almost always has a higher performance in low time .
     
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  9. Stannieman

    Stannieman MDL Guru

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    It depends on what you're doing, I have seen winrar reach a better ratio compared to 7zip, even when playing with the settings to optimize it. That were rare cases though, I think 90% of the time 7z is indeed better.
    But what I really miss in 7z is the ability to create archives with recovery archive, if 7z had + a better gui (winrar's gui is way better) I'd switch to 7z without hesitation.
     
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  10. Sameer Ahmed Khan

    Sameer Ahmed Khan MDL Novice

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    Thanks for sharing it! :D!
     
  11. unlucky

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    best archiver, thanks!
     
  12. nodnar

    nodnar MDL Addicted

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    i have not used winrar for ages......
    when i did it was just shareware yelling
    for its money......

    i used arj in the good old dos days.
    i used zipcentral for a while..
    now i use 7zip, which is perfectly adequate..

    some thoughts;

    with my present bandwith and storage space,
    compressing files is a waste of time.

    decompressing files constitutes a slight security
    risk, the person who packed it may well have
    added extra files containing malware..
    if he places unpacked file online, this risk would
    be absent..

    with the possible exeption of installers/cab-files
    compression/decompression is now absolete, in my book..
     
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  13. R29k

    R29k MDL GLaDOS

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    Rar is indispensable for me simply because of the recovery record.
     
  14. searchengine

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    I use both WinRAR and 7-zip, not so much for making|extracting normal .rar or .zip files, but for their SFX installer purposes.

    I make silent installation packages for unattended installation from my Win7.iso, and find both applications very useful for my purposes.