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[wxsig] A little more help - or - pointer needed

Ailson Rosetti de Almeida ailson at ele.ufes.br
Tue Oct 24 03:54:47 UTC 2006


> Ailson Rosetti de Almeida wrote:
>>> Ailson Rosetti de Almeida wrote:
>>>
>>>> Bill,
>>>> A *.rar file is a compressed file of another(s) or folder(s) just like
>>>> a
>>>> *.zip is. You can uncompress with Winrar (shareware) or 7-zip
>>>> (freeware,
>>>> GPL LGPL) or several others.
>>>> 7-zip has its own site (http://www.7-zip.org) and there you find a
>>>> link
>>>> to
>>>> download at sourceforge.
>>>> There is a little license issue (restriction) just with the rar format
>>>> plugin (please read it in the above site), but it doesn't affect the
>>>> rar
>>>> uncompression operation.
>>>>
>>>>
>>> RAR appears to be a favorite only of pirates. It's non-free (in the
>>> speech sense), ZIP is more widely deployed and has many independent
>>> implementations, many of them FLOSS, and 7zip gets better compression
>>> and is FLOSS. So why does anyone (other than a pirate) use RAR unless
>>> they are trying to intentionally inconvenience their users? I would be
>>> perfectly happy if this format were forever eradicated from the planet.
>>>
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>>
>> Sean,
>> I just wanted to help Bill. I know nothing about the RAR format being
>> the
>> pirate's preference, because I am not one of them, and also don't wish
>> to
>> extend into this topic.
>> Regards,
>> Ailson
>>
> My apologies. I did not mean for that to be a dig at you, and you're
> right, it's not really relevant to the discussion.
>
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Fine, Sean, I understood your point.
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