Posted by Janus Boye on June 07, 1998 at 05:58:03:
A few years ago, when space was really an issue, people used many different tools to compress data. There were well known tools such as ARJ, Zip, RAR, LHA and many others.
Nowadays with the Web, people only seems to be using WinZip. Not that this is bad, but when people provide downloads in .zip format, don't they force users to have WinZip installed?
WinZip has a nice feature, that makes the compressed file a .exe file, and thus the need for client access to WinZip dissappears.
When forcing users to have WinZip to download files, aren't people doing the same, as a big software company, when they force people to have their browser, if they want their OS?