[ros-dev] 7-zip - holy smokes!
Michael B. Trausch
fd0man at gmail.com
Thu Apr 14 13:18:13 CEST 2005
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Andrew Flynn wrote:
> I agree with Michael B. 7Zip is superior to ZIP. You have to remember
> who will be downloading the source, compressed files. Is it going to
> be standard windows users that use winzip and nothing else? When it
> comes to mass distribution of images, the iso format seems like a
> sensible choice, where the setup programs can utilise whatever
> compression they like. PKZip may be the most popular, but that does
> not mean that ReactOS files have to use it.
Also, it's better to give the users a better, more legal alternative.
Most end-users that have WinZip, from my experience in repairing their
machines (A) do not run the latest (9.0) WinZip, and (B), use a key that
works for most WinZip versions (up to 8.0) to "register" it so that the
annoying messages go away about registration. These are people who know
very little about computers, and have had someone in their family or a
friend set it up for them. I've been moving them anyway to other
archivers, and they hardly notice the difference.
After this recent discovery of 7-Zip and what it can do, I will start
moving users to *that*. Why? I support Free Software. After ReactOS
makes it to a point where it can be used as a end-user drop-in
replacement for Windows 2000, Windows XP, or whatever is current at the
time, I will start installing that for users, as well, along with a
suite of free software, so that I can start giving users software that
is 100% legal for their use.
You might (or not) be suprised as to how legal most users are. Most XP
users at home nowadays have XP Professional, with a VLK as well.
I even know some users that have a corporate machine and then use that
same VLK for their home machines, even though that's not something that
they're supposed to be doing.
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