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M15 Out!

Tuesday April 18th, 2000

Mozilla has hit M15. Grab it at the ftp site. Versions currently available for Mac, Windows, Linux, and OpenVMS. You can read the M15 release notes here. And please join us in #mozillazine on irc.mozilla.org to talk about the latest release!


#42 Mention of WinZip in Win32 install release notes

by rkl

Thursday April 20th, 2000 2:53 AM

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I don't think anyone's commented on this before, but have people notice that the M15 (and earlier) release notes at <http://www.mozilla.org/pr…detail.html#WIN32_INSTALL> mention WinZip, which is shareware (aka a commercial product) and yet fail to mention two free equivalents:

1. "unzip" at <ftp://ftp.freesoftware.com/pub/infozip/UnZip.html> (Source code, binaries and a command line unpacker)

or:

2. "PowerArchiver 2000" at <http://www.powerarchiver.com/> (No source, but a full Windows-based clone of WinZip that's freeware !)

I've e-mailed <webmaster@mozilla.org> about this - at the very least they should mention the free alternatives in addition to WinZip...