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Author Topic: More Archive Reviews?  (Read 7934 times)

zridling

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More Archive Reviews?
« on: September 30, 2005, 10:08:36 PM »
Of course! Check out what Smart Computing offers on the topic. In my ignorance, it claims PentaZIP is "popular."

Should I be embarrassed that I've never heard of PentaZIP? :huh:

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Re: More Archive Reviews?
« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2005, 10:10:34 PM »
PS: Sorry I've been absent from the forum, but I've been out of town on personal business and working on moving by year's end.

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Re: More Archive Reviews?
« Reply #2 on: September 30, 2005, 10:28:14 PM »
good to see you zaine - we know you are busy moving but don't forget about us, we miss you!


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Re: More Archive Reviews?
« Reply #3 on: October 01, 2005, 04:42:41 AM »
Should I be embarrassed that I've never heard of PentaZIP? :huh:

Of course you should  :o (welcome back)

Having said that who would pay $100 for a zip utility ???

Not surprising no one has heard of it at that price ...

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Re: More Archive Reviews?
« Reply #4 on: October 08, 2005, 05:19:01 PM »
The $100 isn't for a zip utility, per se - PentaWare (www.pentazip.com ) has rolled its archiving app, PentaZip into a File/Multi-Media Management app (i.e. a Windows Explorer replacement). PentaZip stand-alone is still available at around the $40 mark... Haven't used it but trialed PentaSuite a couple of releases ago. It didn't last long, though I have no firm recollection as to why. Well, ok, hazarding a guess, it likely had a lot to do with its price and the fact that I was already smitten with Directory Opus 6 (www.gpsoft.com.au)...

Having said the above, like Zaine, I was surprised to read several discussions of PentaSuite (PCMag comes to mind) that started with something about the purveyors 'of a "well-known archive app" now offering a File Management solution', given that I had NEVER heard of PentaZip before.
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Re: More Archive Reviews?
« Reply #5 on: October 09, 2005, 01:10:49 AM »
the choice of what programs get mentioned and reviewed at pc magazine often seems arbitrary to me; they frequently seem to ignore important apps and mention inferior ones.