Product Type: Winzip utilities
Newest Review: ... longer the longer you have had it installed, which can get a bit annoying. WinZip is very fast and reliable in both zipping and unzipp... more
zip em up cowboy
Date: 24/11/00, updated on 24/11/00 (112 review reads)
Advantages: easy to use
If you own a PC no doubt you also own Winzip, the file compression utility software. You just can't do without it especially if you regularly download from the internet.
Winzip basically 'zips' a file by compressing it thus reducing its size enabling easier download or storage. Once you have got a zip file you can then use Winzip to 'Unzip' it and basically expand the file to its original state.
One of the additional benefits of Winzip is that you can span a compressed winzip file over more than one floppy disk. Although this is a bit tedious it does mean that if you do not have a cd writer a larger file can be zipped over a few floppys, and then unzipped by your mates who also want the file.
The best thing is the standard program is free to download and it is pretty easy to use.
If you have not already got Winzip then get it!!