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    Follow-up to Free Zip App - PowerArchiver

    Anyone used PowerArchiver (formerly EZZip)?

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    Re: Follow-up to Free Zip App - PowerArchiver

    Yes, I use it nearly daily, it's a good program, but I really don't see any difference between it and Winzip.. <img src=/S/shrug.gif border=0 alt=shrug width=39 height=15>
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    Re: Follow-up to Free Zip App - PowerArchiver

    Big difference. Our having to license 500 copies as opposed to freeware.

    Technically after the evaluation period, you are in violation of copyright laws, and our institution's policy is clear on that.

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    Re: Follow-up to Free Zip App - PowerArchiver

    Ahh.. well, I was referring to the operability.. [img]/forums/images/smilies/wink.gif[/img]

    I suppose copyright is a pretty important thing to pay attention to.. eh? <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>
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    Re: Follow-up to Free Zip App - PowerArchiver

    Yes, especially when Software vendors audit your institution!

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    Re: Follow-up to Free Zip App - PowerArchiver

    Why not check out their 'Site license' price. It may be worth your time, remember that you get what you PAY for.

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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    Re: Follow-up to Free Zip App - PowerArchiver

    We sould post that in the rules somewhere as a general rule of thumb.. YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR! <img src=/S/rofl.gif border=0 alt=rofl width=15 height=15>
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    Re: Follow-up to Free Zip App - PowerArchiver

    * We paid for WordPerfect 6 for Windows, got lots of bugs when working with it on a network installation. (Check the read me file in 6.1 it almost apologized)

    * We bought Lotus Approach (a long time ago, win 3.1 version) We got fields, that when placed in a certain spot while designing, would bounce off into some other position, when you let go of the mouse. We also got into a vicious cycle of finding bugs while working on a project and having to patch and patch again.

    * We paid for Ami Pro a long time ago, then found out it couldn't import DBF files (Old version 3) for a simple mail merge.

    * We paid for Paradox for Windows and found out it couldn't do a search and replace on part of a field, without resorting to programming in ObjectPal.

    * We paid for FoxPro only to find out, you couldn't undo what was typed into a field, nevermind a record.

    * We paid for Act for Windows, only to find out some of the functions it had in it's DOS version, were removed from its Windows cousin. Need I even mention that when no one was in it on the network, re-indexing would crash our Novell server. We had to copy the database to a local drive, re-index, then put it back on the network.

    * We paid for Access 95, only to find that most everything we did in version 2 ran faster in version 2.

    * We paid for both The Microsoft Office Suite and Corel's WordPerfect Office Suite, and watched what seemed like a race for the number of service releases. (WP won, with 4 or 5)

    I forgot whether it was SBT or Great Plains, but at thousands of dollars a module, it overwrote itself onto the floppy when one of our staff forgot to tell the install batch file where to install to. I mean, we paid lots of money for that one, and the batch file quickly went ahead and ran off drive A, then started copying files over itself. It's not that difficult to make a batch file check where it's installing.

    We didn't have to pay anything for the HTML Help Image Editor from Microsoft, and it's doing a great job on our documentation's screen shots.

    We didn't have to pay anything for our Terminal emulator software, and it does everything we need, plus stuff we don't even use.

    We didn't have to pay for PowerArchiver, and it compresses and decompresses our files beautifully.

    We didn't have to pay for a notepad alternative, that includes a spell check, thesaurus, can open multiple text files, creates HTML files, and can even create text or HTML templates.

    We didn't have to pay for our media players, we have three different Freeware versions, they all work very well!

    We have used, quite happily 4 different browsers, and have stuck with two. All were free to download. The two we chose are working very well for us.

    My point, you don't always get what you pay for. We've had great success with purchased software, and we've had nightmares with purchased software. We've had great success with the Freeware, which we researched first before choosing it.

    Have a good evening,
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    Re: Follow-up to Free Zip App - PowerArchiver

    Let me rephrase, and bear in mind I intend no offense.. <img src=/S/doh.gif border=0 alt=doh width=15 height=15>
    You get what you pay for, even if you pay for <img src=/w3timages/censored.gif alt=[censored] border=0>. <img src=/S/rofl.gif border=0 alt=rofl width=15 height=15>
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    Re: Follow-up to Free Zip App - PowerArchiver

    On that basis, you can also get what you don't pay for - which has subverted somewhat the original thrust of the saying.
    I have a website dedicated to the idea - and much larger ones exist at Nonags, Tucows etc etc. Some freeware is only free if you are a private individual - institutions have to pay. The InoculateIt virus scanner, VCatch email scanner, and Zone Alarm firewall are typical examples.
    Viva!

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