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7-Zip is now available for Linux (after more than two decades as a Windows exclusive)

7-Zip is a popular, powerful, and versatile file archive utility that you can use to compress or decompress files and folders. The free and open source software is something of a Swiss Army Knife utility, able to open ZIP, gzip, tar, and RAR files, along with a many others. You can also use its 7z […]

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WinRAR updated to protect against a (recently discovered) 19-year old security vulnerability

File archiving utility WinRAR has been around for more than two decades… and for almost as long, there’s been a vulnerability in the application that could allow an attacker to take over your computer if you inadvertently used the app to open a malicious ACE archive file. Researchers at Checkpoint security recently discovered the vulnerability […]

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Internet Archive lets you play thousands of C64 games in your browser

The Internet Archive has a new software collection that includes thousands of games and programs designed for the Commodore 64 computers. And they’re playable in a web browser. Sort of. According to Jason Scott, all of the programs uploaded have been “tested for at least booting properly,” but you may find some that don’t actually […]

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Internet Archive’s Wayback Machine to be searchable by 2017

If Google’s mission is to organize the world’s information, the Internet Archive‘s is to preserve that information. In addition to providing a huge archive of music, videos, software, and text, the Internet Archive maintains snapshots of websites as they existed in the past. The organization’s Wayback Machine can show you what Google looked like in 1999, or what […]