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Author Topic: Why did WinRAR Unplugged (portable Winrar version) get discontinued?  (Read 2144 times)

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Anyone have any information about why the portable version of winrar got discontinued?

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Re: Why did WinRAR Unplugged (portable Winrar version) get discontinued?
« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2013, 08:08:05 PM »
I'm not very surprised.

I've met Burak - the fellow who runs WinRar - and he struck me as a smart business fellow.

The compression market is one of the most crowded and most competitive out there. You have to be borderline insane to want to get into it. Last I checked, the typical broad keywords you need to turn up in a search are more competitive than broad porn keywords. Literally. It is THAT competitive.

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Re: Why did WinRAR Unplugged (portable Winrar version) get discontinued?
« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2013, 09:17:44 PM »
I'm not very surprised.

I've met Burak - the fellow who runs WinRar - and he struck me as a smart business fellow.

The compression market is one of the most crowded and most competitive out there. You have to be borderline insane to want to get into it. Last I checked, the typical broad keywords you need to turn up in a search are more competitive than broad porn keywords. Literally. It is THAT competitive.
So you're saying the portable version made it too easy to pirate?
Since you know the guy, any info about why they have two very different websites for the same product?  ;D

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Re: Why did WinRAR Unplugged (portable Winrar version) get discontinued?
« Reply #3 on: January 24, 2013, 09:19:47 PM »
Since you know the guy, any info about why they have two very different websites for the same product?  ;D

I'm not exactly sure, but Burak told me that they had a hard time and failed to get winrar.com as some fellow was squatting on it.
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Re: Why did WinRAR Unplugged (portable Winrar version) get discontinued?
« Reply #4 on: January 24, 2013, 10:33:59 PM »
Since you know the guy, any info about why they have two very different websites for the same product?  ;D

I'm not exactly sure, but Burak told me that they had a hard time and failed to get winrar.com as some fellow was squatting on it.
Oh ok.  DOn't know why, but that little question has been nagging me for years!  so ocd. >:(

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Re: Why did WinRAR Unplugged (portable Winrar version) get discontinued?
« Reply #5 on: January 24, 2013, 10:35:47 PM »
Since you know the guy, any info about why they have two very different websites for the same product?  ;D

I'm not exactly sure, but Burak told me that they had a hard time and failed to get winrar.com as some fellow was squatting on it.
by the way, i love the image of you hanging out with the winrar dude. ;D
this world, and the people in it, so wacky and weird.  if i can figure out how to capture this image in a cartoon, i will do it.   :Thmbsup:

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Re: Why did WinRAR Unplugged (portable Winrar version) get discontinued?
« Reply #6 on: January 25, 2013, 01:49:57 AM »
^^ For a moment there, I thought you had a picture of Burak and me. I don't. :D

I do have lots of pictures from SIC 2010 here though:

http://renegademinds...yID/199/Default.aspx
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http://renegademinds...yID/201/Default.aspx

While many people probably won't recognize the faces, they'd surely recognize the brands. :D Nico and Roger from Bits du Jour are in a few there. Emura from EmEditor is in another. Greg from Tucows. A bunch of people from Digital River. (I'm the one with the Mohawk haircut. :P )
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Re: Why did WinRAR Unplugged (portable Winrar version) get discontinued?
« Reply #7 on: January 25, 2013, 01:04:03 PM »
I've met Burak - the fellow who runs WinRar - and he struck me as a smart business fellow.
Alexander is no longer in the game?
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Re: Why did WinRAR Unplugged (portable Winrar version) get discontinued?
« Reply #8 on: January 25, 2013, 01:13:20 PM »
I do have lots of pictures from SIC 2010 here though:

Oh... the comments on those pages!  Wow... 

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Re: Why did WinRAR Unplugged (portable Winrar version) get discontinued?
« Reply #9 on: January 25, 2013, 09:40:40 PM »
I've met Burak - the fellow who runs WinRar - and he struck me as a smart business fellow.
Alexander is no longer in the game?

I really don't know. I've never met him. IIRC (could be wrong) I thought he sold it... Dunno. It's been a long time.
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