Friday, March 16, 2007

Friday Freebie - Open A Whole Bunch Of Extensions You've Never Heard Of

Do you deal with a lot of morons that don't know much about computers? If you do, odds are one of them has sent you a file in some god-awful format that practically no one has ever heard of, yet they expect you to open it.

If one of those formats is 7-ZIP, A, ACE, ARC, ARJ, BH, BZ2, CAB, CPIO, DEB, GCA, GZ, IMP, JAR, LHA (LZH), LIB, RAR, RPM, SQX, TAR, TGZ, TBZ, TAZ, YZ1, or ZOO, then you're in luck with this week's freebie. It's Tugzip, an all-purpose compression utility for Windows:

Now you may think Winzip is the stuff, and that it's got you covered. Well, yes, it does - for the popular formats. But Tugzip supports just about everything that Winzip supports, including ZIP files (duh), so you can drop Winzip and their stupid "Evaluation Version" button and enjoy the totally free goodness of Tugzip. Hell, it even supports RAR files, so you can ditch WinRAR while you're at it.

Tugzip isn't just about viewing archives. You can create them too. It will also let you create self-extracting archives, to send file packages to those friends that wouldn't know a compression utility if it bit them in the ass.

To check out all the features of the program, head to the Tugzip homepage here. And the download page can be found right here. So go grab it, and finally open that file your friend emailed you last year. Maybe it's some "naughty" pictures.

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