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  WinZip 10.0

Words from the company:
WinZip, the original and most popular compression utility for Windows, is a powerful and easy-to-use tool that quickly zips and unzips your files to conserve disk space and greatly reduce e-mail transmission time. WinZip 10.0 is available as Standard or Pro.

The new WinZip 10.0 offers powerful new compression technology that creates even smaller Zip files. And the new Explorer-style view makes working with complex, multi-folder Zip files a snap.

WinZip 10.0 Pro includes the WinZip Job Wizard, a powerful tool that offers predefined data backup jobs, the ability to customize and schedule zipping tasks, and FTP-upload functionality. And with WinZip Pro, you can zip and burn directly on CDs/DVDs!

The Review:
WinZip certainly been around for as many years I can remember and basically, it has not changed much with the exception of some extra added features. First of all, WinZip is a program that lets you take computer files and compress them together into one smaller file mainly to transport or archive. That means that a 26Kb MSWord file will compress into a 5Kb zipped file. When you compress 4 MSWord files totaling 109Kb with WinZip, you end up with one 20Kb file. This compression works great with word processed text files. There is near no compression of files when you zip up JPG files as they are already compressed. However, WinZip can then take multiple files and squeeze them together into just one file, making this tool a great asset for archiving multiple documents.

As the info from the company states, WinZip can now burn files directly to CD or DVD and this feature is great when dealing with backing up huge amounts of data. The process for this is simple in that all you do is open WinZip and you select "New Zip File on CD or DVD and the program asks you what you want to zip, so you will have to select the file or files you wish to burn and click add and the program gathers the file or files and asks you to place a CD or DVD in the burner and as it fills the disks, it lets you know if you need a second one and so forth. This is a very simple and basic way to back up your data to disk.

I expect I will continue to use WinZip as I have in the past as it never failed me and I don't expect it to fail me in the future. It is a good program in your computer arsenal and would certainly recommend it to all.

Review ID Number: 631
  Product Details
WinZip Computing
Review Date: 2005-11-21
Reviewer: Nick Sardy
Rating: 9 out of 10
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