The author covers 7-zip, ARJ32, bzip2, gzip, SBC Archiver, Squeez, StuffIt, WinAce, WinRAR, WinRK, WinZip and tests using 8 filesets — Audio Files (WAV), Audio Files (MP3), Documents, E-Books, Movies (DivX), Movies (MPEG), Pictures (PSD) and Pictures (JPEG). He tests them at different settings and even includes the aggregated results.
This is easily the best article I've seen on data compression. If you want to know if the data compression software you use is good enough, read this article and compare its performance against the other compressors. You will be surprised with the results. Slashdotters will enjoy arguing over them!"
The decision was a little-noticed part of the company's ground-breaking deal with Apple that made all of EMI's catalogue available on iTunes in a format that can be copied and played on any digital device without restriction. That deal, announced with fanfare by EMI chief executive Eric Nicoli and Apple founder Steve Jobs, was hailed as ushering in a new digital music era."
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