# WinRAR GUI runs on Windows 9x/NT/2000/XP/2003 and is available in many languages, Rar command-line (console mode) versions run on Windows, Linux, BeOS, DOS, OS/2 and various flavors of Unix.
# WinRAR introduces an original compression algorithm. It allows higher compression ratios than other PC archiving tools, especially on executable files, Object libraries, large text files, etc.
# Multithreaded version of RAR compression algorithm improves the compression speed on computers with several CPU, dual core CPU and processors with hyperthreading technology.
# WinRAR offers an optional, compression algorithm highly optimized for multimedia data.
# WinRAR supports files and archives up to 8,589 BILLION GIGABYTES in size. The number of archived files is, for all practical purposes, unlimited.
# WinRAR provides complete support for ZIP archives, including Zip64.
# WinRAR offers new facilities and features such as a graphic interactive interface utilizing mouse and menus as well as the command line interface.
# WinRAR provides functionality for creating a 'solid' archives which can raise the compression ratio by 10% - 50% over more common methods, particularly when packing large numbers of small files.
# WinRAR offers the ability to create and change SFX archives using default and external SFX modules.
# WinRAR offers the ability to create a multi-volume archive as SFX.
# WinRAR offers a number of service functions, such as setting a password, adding archive and file comments. Even physically damaged archives may be repaired and an archive may be locked to prevent further changes. Authenticity information may be added for additional security and WinRAR will store information on the last update and name of the archive.
# WinRAR provides ANSI esc-sequence support in comments. This allows color comments and other ANSI features without the need for an ANSI-driver.
Benefits of WinRAR
Using WinRAR puts you ahead of the crowd when it comes to compression by consistantly making smaller archives than the competition, often this can be achieved faster than the competition as well, saving disc space, transmission costs AND valuable working time.
o When you purchase a WinRAR license you are buying a license to the COMPLETE technology, no need to purchase add-ons to create Self-extracting files, it's all included. One price, one payment, ONCE.
o The purchase of a WinRAR license is now, with the new price level for release 3.00, the most outstanding value it has ever been. Compare feature for feature, benefit for benefit at a price level which has not been seen before.
o You also receive the benefit of a life-time of use of the WinRAR archiver. No upgrade fee to pay. When a new release is made, simply download and install, your license is valid for life.
o WinRAR is easier to use than many other archivers with the inclusion of a special "Wizard" mode which allows instant access to the basic archiving functions through a simple Questiona and answer procedure. This avoids confusion in the early stages of use.
o WinRAR makes it easy for you send files, compressed, by e-mail. There is no need for separate programs or separate steps to handle this task.
o WinRAR introduces yet another FIRST, being the first main-stream archiver to bring you the benefits of recovery volumes. Recovery volumes allow you to recover a completely missing volume from a multi-volume set
o WinRAR offers you the benefit of industry strength archive encryption using AES (Advanced Encryption Standard) with a key of 128 bits
o WinRAR features, see below, are constantly being agressively developed to keep WinRAR ahead of the pack. WinRAR was the 1st to bring you integrated Solid archiving, the 1st to bring you archive sizes and file counts limited only by the underlying Operating system. The 1st to bring you an archiver in multiple languages. WinRAR will continue to lead in the development of serious and important features which will enhance your archiving experience.