ZIP or RAR?

File compression everyone uses everyday.

Surely any computer user has heard these names before. ZIP and RAR. I’v been using these file compression tools way back for as long as I can remember.

But, do we know the differences? And which is better?

Lets compare the two and see which best suits your needs:

First of all, its important to know that ZIP comes standard in Windows aka WinZIP for free and offers great compatibility cross platforms. Even Linux users have no problem opening a .ZIP file at all.

.RAR is most commonly used by a program called WinRAR. Legends tell the tale of a man who once bought the licence key for WinRAR. Even after it expires, its pretty much usable for free still.