opening .7z (SevenZip) files in Mac OS X?

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  1. JeDiBoYTJ macrumors 6502a

    JeDiBoYTJ

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    hi. I have a bunch of .7z files, which is basically a compressed zip file, only compressed much better. but for some reason, I cant seem to find a mac program out there that decompresses these files. any ideas?

    Do you think it would work if I installed VirtualPC on my computer, and used a windows program to decompress it?

    please help
     
  2. varmit macrumors 68000

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    Yep, VPC running Windows should run the program needed to open this up. I don't believe that 7up zip files work on anything but Windows.
     
  3. solaris macrumors 6502a

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  4. Wes macrumors 68020

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    Off-topic but I see you have numerous Firefox builds optimised for different processors, how much of a boost is there?
     
  5. crazzyeddie macrumors 68030

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    Its a pretty substantial boost, especially in page rendering/scrolling.
     
  6. Littleodie914 macrumors 68000

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    Agreed. I've got the G5 optimized version for our iMac, and scrolling + opening new tabs is noticeably smoother than with the normal version. Haven't tested any G4 builds though.
     
  7. JeDiBoYTJ thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    thanks for the info solaris, but I already went the devils route and installed vpc :eek:
     
  8. solaris macrumors 6502a

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    Oh no... :eek:

    I've done some tests in the past and they show a ~20% speed boost.
    You should notice the faster startup and page rendering! ;)
     
  9. Wes macrumors 68020

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    I have a MDD Powermac with a PowerPC 7455, I don't see any builds specfically for that chip.

    Help?
     

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