7-Zip – A excellant replacement for Winzip and WinRar

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Ever got fedup with nagging screens popups of Winrar or Winzip about being trial versions and prompting you to buy a license , here is a better option if you does not want to spend money on winrar or winzip.It’s a freeware called 7-Zip

7-Zip is a file archiver with a high compression ratio and is open source software. Most of the source code is under the GNU LGPL license. The unRAR code is under a mixed license: GNU LGPL + unRAR restrictions. You can use 7-Zip on any computer, including for commercial use. You don’t need to register or pay for 7-Zip.7-Zip - A excellant replacement for Winzip and WinRar 1

Features

  • High compression ratio in new 7z format with LZMA compression
  • Supported formats:
    • Packing / unpacking: 7z, ZIP, GZIP, BZIP2 and TAR
    • Unpacking only: RAR, CAB, ISO, ARJ, LZH, CHM, MSI, WIM, Z, CPIO, RPM, DEB and NSIS
  • For ZIP and GZIP formats, 7-Zip provides a compression ratio that is 2-10 % better than the ratio provided by PKZip and WinZip7-Zip - A excellant replacement for Winzip and WinRar 2
  • Strong AES-256 encryption in 7z and ZIP formats
  • Self-extracting capability for 7z format
  • Integration with Windows Shell
  • Powerful File Manager
  • Powerful command line version
  • Plugin for FAR Manager
  • Localizations for 69 languages
Download: 7-Zip 4.64 | ~1 MB MSI or EXE (Freeware)

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