7-Zip 4.53 Beta

7-Zip is a file archiver with the high compression ratio. The program supports 7z, ZIP, CAB, RAR, ARJ, LZH, CHM, GZIP, BZIP2, Z, TAR, CPIO, RPM and DEB formats. Compression ratio in the new 7z format is 30-50% better than ratio in ZIP format.

The main features of 7-Zip

* High compression ratio in new 7z format with LZMA compression
* Supported formats:
- Packing / unpacking: 7z, ZIP, GZIP, BZIP2 and TAR
- Unpacking only: RAR, CAB, ISO, ARJ, LZH, CHM, Z, CPIO, RPM, DEB and NSIS
* For ZIP and GZIP formats 7-Zip provides compression ratio that is 2-10 % better than ratio provided by PKZip and WinZip
* Self-extracting capability for 7z format
* Integration with Windows Shell

* Powerful File Manager

* Powerful command line version

* Plugin for FAR Manager
* Localizations for 63 languages


Changes:

- "Test" and "Info" buttons now work for open archives.
- The bug in 7-Zip 4.48 - 4.52 beta was fixed: 7-Zip could create .ZIP archives with broken files.
- Some bugs were fixed.
Download: 7-Zip 4.53 Beta freeware
Link: Home Page

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Chism said,
When will one of these recent betas become final?

It's GPL, you can contribute to it and make a stable final release faster

th3rEsa said,
Who cares about the GUI?
Not me mate, nooottttt me. :P I hardly ever see the gui anyway, except for the occasional time i'm extracting a file from an archive, or when i fresh install/set it up.

Azmodan said,
If people wouldn't care about the "GUI", they would be using Linux?

I guess too many people try only programs with fine looking screenshots, regardless if they'd ever see the GUI or not. Too bad for them, so they'll never know the true promise of 7-zip's great compression.

Azmodan said,

If people wouldn't care about the "GUI", they would be using Linux?

i dont think so, cause linux still aint user friendly like windows is.... hell, i aint even figured out how to install a damn application in linux yet... and i consider myself overall good with pc/windows in general... so that right there i think pretty much sums up that theres pretty much no chance people (the general public) could use linux over windows in the vast majority of cases.

but anyways to get back on topic... i to think 7-zip is a nice compression program... to bad this aint the new standard over .rar

ThaCrip said,

i dont think so, cause linux still aint user friendly like windows is.... hell, i aint even figured out how to install a damn application in linux yet... and i consider myself overall good with pc/windows in general... so that right there i think pretty much sums up that theres pretty much no chance people (the general public) could use linux over windows in the vast majority of cases.
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Sorry, just have to say that the latest linux distrobutions (openSUSE, Ubuntu come to mind) look extremely nice. And if you're having trouble installing software, you might want to try something like Freespire, which features CNR, a one-click-install type of deal.

And I love 7-zip, I usually right click on items to extract them so the GUI doesn't really come into play.

SevenForever said,
Sorry, just have to say that the latest linux distrobutions (openSUSE, Ubuntu come to mind) look extremely nice. And if you're having trouble installing software, you might want to try something like Freespire, which features CNR, a one-click-install type of deal.

And I love 7-zip, I usually right click on items to extract them so the GUI doesn't really come into play.

You're right, Compiz Fusion is a punch on the face to Windows and Mac OS X, however the problem with Linux is that you need to use the console at a given moment (Even Ubuntu, the most user-friendly version imho), but what I was trying to say that despite being the best compression/decompression utility it lacks something that most people would find the most attractive (sad reality).

I usually don't use the GUI, just for some tasks like Repair or Test, but it could use some improvements.