Which is the better archiving software

Discussion in 'By Demand' started by Anorion, Nov 9, 2009.

?

Which is the better archiving software

  1. Winrar

    1 vote(s)
    16.7%
  2. 7zip

    5 vote(s)
    83.3%
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. Anorion

    Anorion Sith Lord Staff Member Admin

    Joined:
    Oct 10, 2008
    Messages:
    4,139
    Likes Received:
    200
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Ok, you have to be a little quick on this. I was thinking of replacing Winrar with 7zip as the essential unpackaging and packaging utility, but met with some opposition... wanted to settle the question, so just want to know which is the better of the two according to you.
     
  2. Krow

    Krow Crowman

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2008
    Messages:
    4,330
    Likes Received:
    9
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    New Delhi
    7zip is my favourite. It does the job better than WinRAR for me. For example, this PDF file of 400MB which was my magazine, had to be uploaded to share with DF members. So I zipped it first using winzip (.zip). Result = 121MB.

    Next I RARed it with WinRAR. Result = 102MB. Then 7zip, in .7z format... Result 77MB.

    Plus 7zip is totally free, so I am all for it. Although WinZIP has this zipx format which is great for photo compression. Blew away both rar and 7z for jpegs.
     
    Last edited: Nov 9, 2009
  3. krishnandu.sarkar

    krishnandu.sarkar Simply a DIGITian

    Joined:
    Nov 13, 2007
    Messages:
    4,693
    Likes Received:
    15
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Location:
    Kolkata
    Yup agree with Krow.....7zip is better.....!!
     
  4. techteen

    techteen New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 28, 2009
    Messages:
    16
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Winrar because it's more known and better than winzip.

    Not many people know about 7zip yet.
     
  5. rhitwick

    rhitwick Democracy is a myth

    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2004
    Messages:
    2,862
    Likes Received:
    47
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    Kolkata
    WOW!!!!

    What a reason for not using Winrar!!!

    Dude, u r in a tech forum, talk sensitive or u will be pwned badly:razz:
     
  6. Krow

    Krow Crowman

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2008
    Messages:
    4,330
    Likes Received:
    9
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    New Delhi
    Wow! Often the lesser known stuff proves to be better than what the majority uses. Besides, WinRAR is not better than WinZip in photo compression.

    I would rather have the better stuff than the popular ones... Same as I hate most pop movies.
    -----------------------------------------
    Posted again:
    -----------------------------------------
    Besides, WinRAR is a non-free utility. 7zip is completely free.

    I would request the x64 build of 7zip for win and lin.
     
    Last edited: Nov 9, 2009
  7. puneetgarg

    puneetgarg Learn & Earn

    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2009
    Messages:
    167
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Tutorialization
    mine vote too goes to 7zip....the greatest part..its a freeware :)
     
  8. krishnandu.sarkar

    krishnandu.sarkar Simply a DIGITian

    Joined:
    Nov 13, 2007
    Messages:
    4,693
    Likes Received:
    15
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Location:
    Kolkata
    Ya WinRAR is not free

    Whereas 7zip is much more better than both WinRAR and Winzip.
     
  9. OP
    OP
    Anorion

    Anorion Sith Lord Staff Member Admin

    Joined:
    Oct 10, 2008
    Messages:
    4,139
    Likes Received:
    200
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Thank you everyone, including techteen. We are replacing 7zip as the essential archiving software.
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page