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August 13, 2008

Winzip Warez Download

Filed under: Software — Tags: — martin @ 8:56 pm

Good grief! Aren’t you ashamed to be googling for this kind of thing?

Click here for your legal and free replacement instead of pirated copies of Winzip: 7-zip

This serves my needs between the Linux/UNIX world (tar.gz, tar.bz2, tgz…) and the “Windows” world pretty well. If you believe you need Winzip, you will probably find that 7-zip does all you need, legally and for free.

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3 Comments »

  1. That sounds interesting. I am wondering if they are using an open-source implementation of the RAR file format? Currently I am using the proprietary version of unrar.

    Any ideas?

    Greetings from Germany,
    Tim

    Comment by tim — August 13, 2008 @ 11:27 pm

  2. The source code for unpacking RAR is available under a restricted “free as in beer” license: unrar license text from the Debian website

    This is what is used in 7-zip and in the proprietary unrar packages installable in Debian and Ubuntu.

    Comment by martin — August 14, 2008 @ 6:04 am

  3. I never understood why people would possibly want to install an illegal copy of WinZIP on their machine. Then again, I also never understood why my university installed annoying WinZIP test versions on the student profiles for the longest time (and maybe they still do).

    Comment by Fred — September 1, 2008 @ 3:04 am


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