Linked by paolone on Thu 3rd Feb 2011 22:24 UTC
Amiga & AROS Icaros Desktop, the distribution for i386 PC of the AROS Research Operating System (an open source revival of classic AmigaOS) reached version 1.2.6 and introduces new improvements and features.
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RE[3]: 7-Zip
by ruinevil on Fri 4th Feb 2011 08:10 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: 7-Zip"
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You don't have 7z on your Linux systems? It's better than unrar at least. It can decompress most anything, and follows the magic code method to determine which algorithm the file is compressed with, like BSDtar does. It does not have the stupid GNUtar dependence on file extensions.

7z has to follow the magic key method because it analyzes the files to be archived and uses one of multiple algorithms to compress the files. It could be compressed by either LZMA or bzip2.

7-zip is THE BEST lossless data compression program on Windows.

Get with the times.

If they wanted something really esoteric, they would have compressed the file in a PAQ* compression, which would give them awesome compression, but take all your system resources and 4 days to decompress.

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