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Has any of you ever bought Winzip?

     
4:24 pm on Sep 25, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I've never known anyone personally to buy Winzip especially considering that Win XP comes with a compression utility built in.

Do people actually buy Winzip?

4:52 pm on Sept 25, 2006 (gmt 0)

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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.

Happy now?

5:03 pm on Sept 25, 2006 (gmt 0)

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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 Sept 25, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I purchased WinZip back in the 90's but have no need for it with WinXP
5:14 pm on Sept 25, 2006 (gmt 0)

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vik_c wrote:
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 Sept 25, 2006 (gmt 0)

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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 Sept 25, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Hi,

Yes, I've bought a couple of WZ licences in the past because it has been so useful to me.

Rgds

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6:20 pm on Sept 25, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Hi gamiziuk,

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.

Rgds

Damon

[edited by: DamonHD at 6:21 pm (utc) on Sep. 25, 2006]

7:02 pm on Sept 25, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I bougth it years ago, but lost the details, so now I use ZipGenuis which is great and free.
7:09 pm on Sept 25, 2006 (gmt 0)

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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 Sept 25, 2006 (gmt 0)

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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 Sept 25, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Ayup. Cheap programs like this are worth having a license for.
11:27 pm on Sept 25, 2006 (gmt 0)

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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)

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winzip makes like 20 million a year so it seems people are indeed buying it.
8:59 pm on Oct 3, 2006 (gmt 0)

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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)

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I bought it.

Best investment I ever made to be honest - probably my most used app.

The FTP backup system in it is fantastic.

TJ