winzip

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by kimbarley, Mar 9, 2010.

  1. kimbarley macrumors newbie

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    I want to know if you can download a zip file nd convert it to mac zip?
     
  2. spinnerlys Guest

    spinnerlys

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    There is no need to convert .zip files, they are platform independent.

    A .zip file created in a Windows or Linux environment using WinZip or other similar applications, will open just fine on Mac OS X, unless you used some special features, that are WinZip dependent.

    Mac OS X has a .zip unarchiving package built in, but you can also use The Unarchiver to unzip files on Mac OS X.


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    Wow, WinZip is at version fourteen, some years ago they were still at eight, and that for several years, like Winamp was version five for several years - ups, and still is. That's seven years in a row.
    WinZip skipped the number 13 as I just found out. Aahh, winstalgia.
     
  3. maflynn Moderator

    maflynn

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    Yeah winzip is getting long in the tooth :) I think I read somewhere that that the current owners have made it more nagware and/or crippleware. In earlier versions you didn't have to register it, just just click on the use unlicensed button. I own a license and when I purchased it, it was a free upgrade for life type of thing. I wonder of that's still available.
     

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