Free .SIT program..

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  1. jova007 macrumors newbie

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    looking for some advice on a free SITX/SIT program.. theres gotta be some out there besides Stuffit...

    Thanks..
     
  2. OutThere macrumors 603

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    AFAIK they are closed formats and you can't make alternatives. Encourage people to use tar/zip/dmg.
     
  3. Benjamin macrumors 6502a

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  4. jhu macrumors 6502a

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    stuffit is free as in beer. it is not free as in freedom.
     
  5. OutThere macrumors 603

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    I think he's looking for an alternative to stuffit expander, which is kind of crappy software. Unfortunately, I don't know of any that will open SIT or SITX files.
     
  6. Flying Llama macrumors 6502a

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  7. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    Stuffit Expander is free. No one ever handled Stuffit archives better than Stuffit. No one can beat the price of Stuffit Expander. Download and install Stuffit Expander if you need to decompress Stuffit archives.
     
  8. grapes911 Moderator emeritus

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    I have to agree. While Stuffit may not be the best way to compress a file out there, the program itself doesn't do a bad job.


    What do people find so bad about the program itself? I'd never compress a file to a .sit, but I've never had a problem unstuffing one.
     
  9. Flying Llama macrumors 6502a

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    People hate it because it's propietary.









    i'm guilty
     
  10. SmurfBoxMasta macrumors 65816

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    yep, and as we all know....

    proprietary S U X when it comes to file formats :D
     
  11. jova007 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks guys.. I needed it because I had to unstuff a .sitx file.. I could care less what program I use as long as it works..

    And Stuffit is free to try.. $49.99 to buy.. I was kinda looking for an alternative freeware as to where I can keep it on my system and it wont ask me to buy or register it later on..

    And I agree.. propietary software sux...
     
  12. sprescott1974 macrumors member

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    stuffit

    stufit expander is free and you can keep it on your system, the $50 liscense is for Stuffit Deluxe which you would need if you wanted to compress files to the .sit format.
     
  13. jova007 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ok.. I didnt know there was a free version!! Thanks guys..
     
  14. Randall macrumors 6502a

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    I found a free version. It's called StuffitDeluxe10.dmg.torrent :p I'm just kidding folks. Software piracy is wrong. :mad:
     
  15. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    Of course. Tha't why you have a pirated copy of Stuffit Deluxe 10.
     
  16. Randall macrumors 6502a

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    I was just kidding, I don't have that. :rolleyes:
     

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