Zip vs. Rar files: Then real scoreJuly 1st, 2012 | Posted by in Free Software
Almost anyone who use computer would need to compress files or decompress files, extract, encrypt, download files etc. Thus, having the right software or compression tools to be able to do all these in the fastest, most accurate way and easy too is necessary. Fortunately, there are several good compression tools to choose from online at very affordable price or sometimes even for free. On the other hand though, with the tons of options available, some computer users and of these compression tools are especially those who are not an expert on this matter finds it confusing and difficult the difference between zip vs. rar files. But this doesn’t really have to be the case because the difference is really very easy to understand and information for both files is very easy to understand.
Zip and rar files are similar in function, that is, to compress files, decompress files to better manage your files when downloading, saving and sending. There are others who would claim that zip files is better over rar files because it has lesser compatible issues and works well with almost all computers. It works well with almost all platforms which is definitely ideal. The problem though with zip files is its inability to work on files with the same name or similar ones. Thus, with regards to the compression method, most users would prefer rar files. It is also faster and can keep up with tons of files to be saved. The excellent compressing method of rar makes it ideal for compressing files for sending files, compressing files and so on and so forth. So, when deciding zip vs. rar files, it will depend on the user itself, which will serve the user better, depending on the computer in use and the needs for compressing and decompressing files.
But you don’t have to limit yourself with zip and rar files. There are other compression tools online like 7 zip, Unarchiver, IZarc and others. More and more software companies are developing and coming up with better compression tools. So once in a while it will be great to browse the net to check for compression tools and maybe try their free versions. You can also join forums to learn about the industry or read reviews about the matter. You can even seek for technical support, system features, bugs report and the likes. If you can’t decide on zip vs. files, then search for more. You don’t really have to limit your options.
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