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Standard User Banger
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Mon 07-Oct-13 20:56:05
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Annoying how some apps apear in the store as free but are actually trial based, one such one I came accross is Winzip on a subscrition basis but says free and Express zip the same. Annoying.

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Standard User broadband66
(fountain of knowledge) Mon 07-Oct-13 21:28:59
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Always been the same with WinZip.

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Standard User MrTAToad2
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Tue 08-Oct-13 00:11:57
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Yes, they should put it in the "Free and Trial" section and not just "Free" - have you let them know ?

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Standard User philippercival
(experienced) Wed 09-Oct-13 22:59:03
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Just install 7-zip or (use the inbuilt decompression? -not tried it)

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Standard User Chrysalis
(legend) Fri 11-Oct-13 06:12:50
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welcome to the world of the app store.

dev's love it as I am sure sales go through the roof, free marketing and sales handled by a big company on their behalf.

Of course one side affect is the free app thats really a trial app or alternatively may be infested with ads and games that are on a free to play but pay to win model.

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Standard User zyborg47
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Fri 11-Oct-13 16:30:27
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i have not used winzip for many years, winrar is far better, but why on earth would anyone want a Metro version of winzip? It use would be pretty limited.

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Standard User DavidFinbarr
(freechataholic) Sat 12-Oct-13 12:27:13
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In reply to a post by zyborg47:
i have not used winzip for many years, winrar is far better, but why on earth would anyone want a Metro version of winzip? It use would be pretty limited.


I can't remember the last time I used winzip, like pkzip it's been condemned to the annals of history.

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Standard User AEP
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sat 12-Oct-13 16:24:06
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Difficult to see why you need a zip program when it's been built in to Windows for years now.
Standard User zyborg47
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sat 12-Oct-13 16:35:51
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Difficult to see why you need a zip program when it's been built in to Windows for years now.


Because Rar is better than Zip, winrar also allows you to install directly from winrar.

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Standard User zyborg47
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sat 12-Oct-13 16:36:49
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In reply to a post by DavidFinbarr:
In reply to a post by zyborg47:
i have not used winzip for many years, winrar is far better, but why on earth would anyone want a Metro version of winzip? It use would be pretty limited.


I can't remember the last time I used winzip, like pkzip it's been condemned to the annals of history.


I always use Winrar now and have done for years.

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