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DADSGETNDOWN
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7-Zip: 7zip VS Peazip

What are the pros and cons or benefits and drawbacks between
7z VS Peazip ?.
I see 7z is smaller and has alot more total downloads.

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IMHO, try them both and keep the one you like the most

PeaZip relies on open source 7z component, which comes from 7-Zip project, to handle many formats.
It adds support to various other formats (i.e. ARC, PAQ/LPAQ family etc, extraction of ACE files) and adds other goodies, like two factor authentication, secure file deletion, hash/compare files, helps in creating backup scripts etc.

7-Zip is smaller and generally speaking mode mature project (it is on SourceForge since 2000/2001, while PeaZip started in late 2006), has more localizations and has a very clean UI which some users find minimalist but I like it very much.

Both programs are free and open source, and IMHO both are fit for basic and advanced users as well, my advice is to try them both and keep the one you like the most.

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I think that you should

I think that you should mention that you're the PeaZip author.

"Those people who think they know everything are a great annoyance to those of us who do." Asimov

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I've updated my profile to

I've updated my profile to make it clearer, I apologyze with the forum users if the post may have been seen as ambiguos and non-npov (but the content and the tone IMHO was not).
However at the time I posted it was enough to click on my "Homepage" link to see I'm PeaZip author.

Another thing, maybe OT, I'm on the net since Videotel and since then I used to introduce myself only once when I entered a new forum, and on this forum I think it is unambiguos I'm author of PeaZip (all times I've reported I've published updates, the feedback at each release etc...)
I not used to repeat what I do and who I am at each post, given that my identity on the forum is unambiguos, I tend to don't do it even if it may be meaningful in the specific thread, since for remembering that there are signatures, homepage link... and forum search function is just one click away to show former user's posts.

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Thank you for PeaZip!

I wouldn't miss an opportunity to thank a developer of a fine application Smile Thank you!

One thing though. To quote my answer on askubuntu.com:
"I can't believe I learn about this program only now, after using ubuntu for a year, reading omgubuntu.co.uk, webupd8.org etc."
http://askubuntu.com/questions/154577/what-is-a-linux-equivalent-to-pkzi...

Wy so poor exposition? I mean, I would discover PeaZip on my very first visit to Ubuntu Software Center if PeaZip was available there. Or why not at least a PPA? Wouldn't it guarantee higher chances for exposition on a website like OMGubuntu.co.uk?

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LOL! this is a really good

LOL! this is a really good objective post with some critical thinking and good advice in general when it comes to software, and it's from the competition! I know its years later, but you had nothing to be sorry for not saying you were dev'ing the other. that was hilarious

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Well I prefer 7Zip though

Well I prefer 7Zip though last time i tried it Peazip did cover all the functions most users will ever use. Additionally I think Peazip had a more attractive UI though I prefer 7Zip's utilitarian approach.

Lastly, I think Giorgio gave a very honest opinion which I agree with despite my preference for 7Zip. Though I don't think it should be necessary maybe put developer of Peazip inn your signature?

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"Though I don't think it

"Though I don't think it should be necessary maybe put developer of Peazip inn your signature?"
I did before my second reply, it's strange, I don't know why signature disappeared after some hours.
Just one idea, in the signature I also placed the link to project's page in signature, I hope it is not against forum's policies (but signature form allows it and automatically places the link for strings beginning with http://, so I think it should be ok), in that case I'll remove the link from the signature.

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I dont think you are allowed

I dont think you are allowed to have a link in your signature

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Signature

Link removed, thanks for the information!

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My mistake

Its quite possible it was in your sig but for some dumb reason I didn't think to look.

Anyways, thanks for Peazip : )

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I preffer peazip because I

I preffer peazip because I can create tar.gz files in an easier way. The only thing I don´t like about peazip is that is not in spanish Sad

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Peazip as it has more

Peazip as it has more features Smile Another reason is that it was able to read the contents of a achieve (Can't remember what it was. Maybe a zip or rar) which 7Zip could not. Finally it doesn't write to the reg.

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I like 7zip more

I like 7zip more because:

simpler
faster (especially on a slow pc)
i dont need the added features of peazip(support for more archives, secure delete etc.)
peazips starts slower
progress bar sometimes freezes

But peazip is a great all in one utility.

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PeaZip is cross-platform. I choose PeaZip!

TBH I haven't used PeaZip for long enough to give detailed arguments but from what I've read they are on very comparable. With one exception. 7zip has no GUI that works on Linux. Maybe except k7z, but it doesn't look like it's properly accessible (troublesome installation). This is why I consider PeaZip superior and I will recommend it to my friends instead of 7zip. To those that use Windows as well of course.

The main reason my full transition to Linux as my only OS was so painless was I was using great cross-platform applications for years. I've always favored cross-platform apps and I'll continue to do so.

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Issue about the blog

Im not sure this is the right palce to inquire this, but can somebody tell me where and how can i have my own blog on this website? Thanks a lot!

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Only developers have blogs,

Only developers have blogs, so you will have to go through the process like everyone else:

  1. Create a development test for a portable app following all the guidelines
  2. Have it tested by the community for an undefined period of time (months to years is average for a non-developer submission)
  3. Hope it gains enough attention for it to be considered and tested for official release
  4. Have the app go official, thus gaining developer status
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Only developers have blogs

Thank you for your answer, that really helps! Smile

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