| 4:52 pm on Sep 25, 2006 (gmt 0)|
That's like asking if people buy acrobat because the acrobat viewer is free.
I actually own a copy because I needed features not in the free version.
I also own WinZip self-extractor.
| 5:03 pm on Sep 25, 2006 (gmt 0)|
I bought WinZip, I'm sure that it was in 199+ (think that it was called something slightly different) I had the original package until recently. Swirling Sphere on the CD cover...
| 5:05 pm on Sep 25, 2006 (gmt 0)|
I purchased WinZip back in the 90's but have no need for it with WinXP
| 5:14 pm on Sep 25, 2006 (gmt 0)|
|Do people actually buy Winzip? |
I purchased my WinZip licence in 1995. All of the upgrades since then have been free. It is my second most used shareware application following NoteTab.
| 6:12 pm on Sep 25, 2006 (gmt 0)|
Sourceforge (the open source place) has a free program available named 7zip. Why do I need to pay for another product?
| 6:18 pm on Sep 25, 2006 (gmt 0)|
Yes, I've bought a couple of WZ licences in the past because it has been so useful to me.
| 6:20 pm on Sep 25, 2006 (gmt 0)|
That was then, this is now.
WZ was around long long before many decent freeware/OSS compressors with nice UIs were available.
And FWIW, WZ still has a nicer UI and workflow than 7-ZIP or the built-in Windows ZIP, IMHO.
[edited by: DamonHD at 6:21 pm (utc) on Sep. 25, 2006]
| 7:02 pm on Sep 25, 2006 (gmt 0)|
I bougth it years ago, but lost the details, so now I use ZipGenuis which is great and free.
| 7:09 pm on Sep 25, 2006 (gmt 0)|
i bought winrar about 5 years ago, which at the time was better, i've never upgraded and don't need to.
| 7:50 pm on Sep 25, 2006 (gmt 0)|
I purchased WinZip back in the '90's, but like KenB, I no longer need it as I have Windows XP. I definately got my money's worth though.
| 11:04 pm on Sep 25, 2006 (gmt 0)|
Ayup. Cheap programs like this are worth having a license for.
| 11:27 pm on Sep 25, 2006 (gmt 0)|
Yes, I bought it in the mid 90's and I still run a copy on XP simply because it has features that I liked 10 years ago and I still like today.
| 8:55 pm on Oct 3, 2006 (gmt 0)|
winzip makes like 20 million a year so it seems people are indeed buying it.
| 8:59 pm on Oct 3, 2006 (gmt 0)|
Bought it back at Ver 6.0...
Now WinZip no longer gives free upgrades...(Booo!Hiss!)
I keep it around for the Self-Contained zipfile usage. so I can pass on zipped files to people that don't own anything...
| 9:06 pm on Oct 3, 2006 (gmt 0)|
I bought it.
Best investment I ever made to be honest - probably my most used app.
The FTP backup system in it is fantastic.