1. 7zip - File Compression/Extraction - www.7zip.org
I have been using 7zip for quite a long time and with good reason. 7zip is a small program that sets up easily, quickly, and with no fuss. The shell integration is great for archiving/extracting files and it works very well. A program I have come accustomed to taking for granted, almost.
I needed a test environment for a Windows box that was acting like a web server using Apache, MySQL, and PHP. I decided to try Microsoft’s Virtual PC since I was going to simulate XP Pro and I wanted to see if it was any good (I was using the Release Candidate 18.104.22.168). I had recently attended a small seminar on MS Products where one of instructors was saving it was “so fast” so I wanted to test it. Keep in mind I’m running a Core 2 Duo - 2.13 Ghz with 2 GB of ram.
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