Why are the downloads still zipped?

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toupeira
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Why are the downloads still zipped?

Post by toupeira » Sat Apr 23, 2011 5:45 pm

It's always annoying to unzip the Setup.exe from the zip download, and looking at the filesizes the "compressed" file is actually even a bit bigger:

1'759'253'419 bytes Setup.exe
1'759'253'666 bytes ableton_suite_822_with_content.zip

So I guess lots of time and CPU cycles could be saved all over the world by skipping the pointless zip?

Koshdukai
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Re: Why are the downloads still zipped?

Post by Koshdukai » Sat Apr 23, 2011 6:28 pm

I guess, backward compatibility with some picky browsers that refuse or give a lot of trouble to download executable files.
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