November 15, 2007 12:58 PM Subscribe
Why would one install WinZip?
posted by foxinthesnow to computers & internet (31 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I have always made and opened zipped files using the Compressed (zipped) Folder application that comes with Windows XP. It has always been just fine for what I do. But I find that every computer I have to use other than my own, such as those at work, at the library, friends' computers, and so forth, always have WinZip installed. I sometimes ask my co-workers and friends why, and they say "to open zipped files with, dummy!" But I don't understand it. One can open zipped files with the application that comes with XP! They must be using WinZip for something more, but what? What are the additional benefits of WinZip? Am I totally missing something?