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Stuffit Deluxe 2010 - useful or otherwise?

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Posted 17 August 2014 - 08:56 PM

Over the years I have used various generations of file compression utilities, all the way back to the Phil Katz original PKZIP.  I was even curious enough to learn in detail exactly how LZW, Huffman etc. actually work (hey, I was already a geek in elementary school, it did not improve my social life <G>).  I have, I suppose, multiple terabytes of compressed archives, never had any problem accessing them at need using whatever decompressor I had at the moment (PKZIP, WinZip, Stuffit etc.).  Now that I have moved to Win 8 I am wondering if I ought to bother to install the latest Stuffit (Stuffit Deluxe 2010) on the Win 8 machines.  I already have the license and the CD, been gathering dust for a while <G>, so cost is not relevant.  Is it still useful?  I didn't get much enlightenment from Google <G>.  How useful is it now, and does it run without problems under Windows 8?  I have lots of image files ... and I also have 3 external HDDs totalling 7 terabytes (so far) so I'm not likely to run out of storage space any time soon . . . a lot of those old archives are on currently "mothballed" HDDs, or on CD-Rs or Zip disks, etc.


So far on the new machine I have only had to unpack a few ZIP files using the built-in Windows utility.  What I am really asking is, is there any point in installing the Stuffit Deluxe 2010 I already have?  In the past I have used earlier versions of Stuffit and been quite satisfied.


I did, just now, spend a little time trying to learn which tools handle which kinds of archives.  Almost too confusing for my aged brain (I graduated high school in 1949).  Do I need to know all that?  I no longer aspire to geekdom (having in the meantime learned that it's easier just to look things up <G>).

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Posted 17 August 2014 - 09:48 PM

According to the webpage: http://www.stuffit.com/win-stuffit.html

Minimum System Requirements
• Windows® 7, Vista, or XP; 40 MB of free disk space.

It's not Windows 8 compatible.

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