PeaZip or 7zip?

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  1. DasFox

    DasFox Registered Member

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    Between PeaZip or 7zip is there any difference in speed and quality of compression?

    I've personally always used 7zip but then I came across PeaZip and it caught my eye...


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  2. Kuru_54

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    PeaZip is a frontend for 7zip and other open source utilities like PAQ (very slow but current state of art for maximum compression) and FreeArc, so if you stay on mainstream formats supported by 7zip there should not be any differences between the two programs.
    PeaZip also adds various heterogeneous features often asked on 7zip forums, ranging from support for more formats, secure deletion, file hashing, nicer icons, better looking file manager with themes and so on.
    Obviously this is the reason why 7zip package is about 1 MB (less than WinRar) and PeaZip is about 6 MB (still just the half of WinZip!)... not that a 6 MB software today means bloated, but 7zip developer seems very focused on keeping the whole project as minimal as it is possible, at the cost of cutting support for some features and some less used formats.
     
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    Very informative 1st post. Welcome to Wilders.
     
  4. DasFox

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    Just think, he was lurking for 6 months and saw the perfect post and did it!

    LOL, just kidding....

    Ok I guess it's 7zip for me if the speed and compression are the same...

    THANKS & WELCOME!
     
  5. Kuru_54

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    Tnx! I use 7zip from a lot of years, and PeaZip from a couple of years, I use both of them regularly.
    As sysadmin I'm always in search of speed and reliability for on-the-fly backup - for regular ones there are SAN/NAS and specific apps - and for a tool for extracting any weird format my users could receive!
    Both do all of this well, and since they are free and open source there are no licensing issues - it's not easy to explain to users that, no, SHAREware does not mean FREEware, and that WinRar and WinZip are not free.
    As a long time user I saw a lot of requests on 7zip forum for more features (i.e bookmarks, themes, icons, GUI for Linux, support for less known formats etc) but 7zip stays more focused in core functionalities which makes it a very good choice if those features cover all your needs, vice-versa PeaZip comes handy where 7zip falls short.
     
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    I like JZip (7-zip based and optimized), mainly for its better GUI.
     
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    Yes, you are right and I just uninstalled this granny!
    Now I will have to follow this thread here! ; )

    Thanks
     
  10. DasFox

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    Wooo theme manager, hehe... :D

    This isn't working for me, I click a toolbar theme, click to activate it, start 7zip and nothing.

    Makes an outbound connection, so they say to check for new updates, I don't like this.

    This thing is junk, 2.0 doesn't make the icons look translucent:
    http://img695.imageshack.us/f/31900805.jpg/

    And the 2.1 version does nothing...
     
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    Peazip is better than 7-zip on linux. I am using it on Ubuntu.
     
  12. Saraceno

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    Kuru, thanks for the post.

    I've used peazip for a few years, use the version from portableapps.com. Using an old version 2.0 which does the job as the new version, I didn't like the user interface as much as the old version.

    Might be time to test the updated version.
     
  13. Matthijs5nl

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    I have used several programs (WinRAR/PeaZip/7 Zip) but I think IZArc is my favourite. It is comparable with PeaZip (qua functionality/options etc.).
     
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    And when you think of switching to sth else - consider IZArc 4.1.2
     
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    My ScreenShots show that both the TaskBar and File Icons work flawlessly.:thumb:
    I have been using the 7-zip Theme Manager without a problem for about three (3) months.:cool:
     

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    The themes look nice, as does PeaZip, but I virtually never see 7-Zip's interface. I either am right-clicking compressed files (or right-clicking a folder to compress it) or double-clicking archives and opening them in Windows Explorer. In either case, I virtually never see an interface.

    I also unchecked the Open Archive options in 7-Zip so when I right-click I see Extract Files (makes it the first option instead of third option in the context menu).
     
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    Used it many years back as my default zip program. It corrupted so many of my zip files and I lost data. So I changed to 7-zip and never had any issues.
     
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    Too me peazip GUI is still far inferior to the paid zip programs.
     
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    Not in XP it's not, I tried version 1.0, 2.0 and 2.1.

    Most of the toolbar images have black borders around them. Take a look at them and you'll see them there, it's real simple. Maybe in Vista or Windows 7 this works but not XP. :thumbd:

    It's real simple in order for an icon/image to have real transparency and blend into the background it has to have a transparent background and these do not.

    2.1 didn't even do anything.
     
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    See the FAQ section.
     

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    Sorry for the harsh comment, not meant such way.
    I think PeaZip will fit your needs best coming from jZip, you might first try out the portable version before installing.
     
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    jZip is not working right on Win7. I think the mail plugin is the culprit. I told the developer months back and he said it will be fixed. He never specified when. I think he said as needed? It's working nicely though on XP and Vista. Btw, their forums is swamped by spammers. :(

    Peazip. It's context menu is not intuitive. I hate that it has to use Send to. The developer's reason I think was compatibility? The Settings is confusing also? :doubt: The GUI is laggy and slow on an XP I tried it on. Of course, YMMV.
     
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    100% Agree with you. :thumb:
     
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    This is on the home page:
     
  25. Sherlock_Holmes

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    thanx a lot... now i love 7zip even more...great program :thumb:
     
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