r/dankmemes Jan 15 '22 Silver 34 Helpful 34 Wholesome 53

WinRAR Company: stonks📈 it's pronounced gif

63.0k Upvotes

u/MedicatedAxeBot Jan 15 '22

Dank.


while you're here, mind voting on the new year's bash's winners? the fate of prizes worth $200+ lies in your hands.

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u/ragboy_ Jan 15 '22

YOU DIED

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u/RibboDotCom Jan 15 '22

As did the author of WINRAR, 20 years ago.

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u/Vashudev05 Jan 15 '22
  • Ohh my god

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u/samadgr Jan 15 '22

so who is Eugene Roshal

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u/KaiNirssa Jan 15 '22

The developer. The guy that died was the distributor

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u/debateablyhuman Jan 15 '22

Eugene Roshal created WinRAR, Ron Dwight was the CEO of the company that owned WinRAR.

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u/pistoncivic Jan 15 '22

Windows ME has blood on it's hands

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u/MF3010 Jan 15 '22

Perfect now there’s no excuse at all to pay money for this

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u/deukhoofd Jan 15 '22

Author Dwight was not the author of WinRAR, that's Eugene Roshal. Ron Dwight was a friend of him, became CEO of the company they founded for it, and helped with support and promotion. As far as I know Eugene Roshal is still alive.

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u/America_Number_1 Dank Cat Commander Jan 16 '22

Hopefully they put his body en(a)crypt

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u/Bicc_Mario Jan 15 '22

Guess where all the money goes to

To me.. ima businessman

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u/Gaaranel Jan 15 '22

This gif Is adorable

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u/DangerousImplication Jan 15 '22

When you’re so touch starved that a cat gif makes you feel butterflies

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u/TikiTemple Jan 15 '22 Wholesome

"Hey, that's a nice gif"

Redditor- "YoUre sO toUcH sTarVEd lMaO toUcH GraSs lOsEr"

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u/supramacjz Jan 15 '22

Think he meant butterflies for himself bc he agrees

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u/TikiTemple Jan 15 '22

I think you may be right... but I haven't really heard this phrase anywhere so thought otherwise

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u/Cherri_mp4 Jan 16 '22

Why is your comment downvoted, it’s just you admitting you’re wrong. I’m confused

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u/Prometeus534 Jan 16 '22

Reddit on a nutshell

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u/thewhitestuff Jan 16 '22

Yo, we're actually IN the nutshell

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u/LeadingDay2707 Jan 16 '22

OUR NUTSHELL*

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u/Necrom4nc3r Jan 16 '22

Russian theme intesifies

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u/Gaaranel Jan 15 '22

Look at its face tho it's so derpy

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u/Full_moon_47 Jan 15 '22

You can always get a cat friend yourself. Treat them with care and they will give you tons of affection (in their own cat way,). Not all are cuddlers, but there are plenty of cuddlers out there.

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u/TerryB2HQ Jan 16 '22

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u/Gaaranel Jan 16 '22

EEEEEE thank you

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u/TerryB2HQ Jan 16 '22

No worries, that ones kinda blurry; I just googled “cat hugging and kissing the camera gif” and there were quite a few, might find a better one

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u/Lurkay1 Jan 16 '22

Lol my cat always does this and all I can think of is it’s stinky little kibble breath

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u/Arkon_Meyer Jan 15 '22

That’s nice from you!

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u/lolidontcareanymore1 Jan 15 '22

but 7zip is free and has a better compression ratio

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u/VatisTheBard Hey Lois... *diarrhea* Jan 15 '22

WinRAR is free too

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u/ggtsu_00 Jan 15 '22

Nagware isn't free.

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u/sapiensuser Jan 15 '22

Av, I have a new word now, thanks.

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u/vectoralgebraist Jan 15 '22

7zip is FOSS, Winrar is nagware

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u/k5josh Jan 15 '22

No it isn't. It is neither libre nor gratis.

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u/DampHoagiePhylactery Jan 16 '22

7zip > WinRAR (nag city)

Source: Used winRAR for over a decade. Immediately switch to 7zip once I discovered it. Fuck WinRAR. It is outdated and irrelevant. Anyone who still uses it is only being stubborn.

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u/gabuguntgiuu Jan 16 '22

It was free when WinZip wasn't. Fuck you

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u/DeMonstaMan Jan 16 '22

I've used it too much to change now

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u/kadupse Jan 15 '22

7-Zip doesn't integrate as good with the Windows shell, and it corrupted archives divided into pieces several times on my PC. WinRAR never failed.

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u/DigitalCabal Jan 15 '22

Uh it integrates perfectly into the shell, even on Win10.

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u/Gidelix Oh Boi Jan 15 '22

Even on win11

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u/Heyoni Jan 16 '22

Even on windows 12

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u/ahmed_-_ Jan 16 '22

What's it like in the future?

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u/antonius22 Jan 16 '22

Don't know, I'm on windows 98.

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u/juiced911 Jan 15 '22

A lot of corporations forbid 7zip after the pipeline attack. No fault of 7zip… it was simply the tool used. 🤷🏻‍♂️

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u/EWDnutz Jan 16 '22

Shit, I had no idea. Did WinZip get patched then? Lol.

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u/RUHTRAPLAYGAMES Jan 15 '22

Ah yes. I also accidentally opened WinRar, accidentally clicked buy license, accidentally went to the WinRar website, accidentally typed in my credit card info, accidentally type my credit card password, and accidentally clicked confirm purchase.

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u/Berblarez Jan 15 '22

Happens every time

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u/SuculantWarrior Jan 15 '22

Y'all have obviously never woke up after drunk online shopping before and it shows.

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u/SG1EmberWolf Jan 15 '22

This is how I ended up with a NordVPN subscription

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u/SuculantWarrior Jan 15 '22

Best thing my buddy ever got was a limited edition print Swat Kats poster.

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u/ITSMONKEY360 Jan 16 '22

i once ended up with a baby grand piano this way

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u/[deleted] Jan 16 '22

Switch N and P around.

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u/Buddha_Head_ Jan 16 '22

PordVNN?

NordVNP?

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u/mpg111 Jan 16 '22

60% of the time

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u/roninhomme Jan 16 '22

hook, line, and sinker

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u/DDELFIERRO Jan 15 '22

Yup! Just like those folks who keep accidentally slipping in the shower and mysteriously get shampoo bottles and the like jammed up their butts!

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u/LargeSackOfNuts Jan 15 '22

oddly specific. Got something you want to tell us?

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u/QuarantineSucksALot Jan 15 '22

Had us in the first half not gonna lie

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u/Vl0diz Jan 15 '22

Same, bro. I hate it when that happens.

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u/EpicPotatoCow Jan 15 '22

Happens to the best of us

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u/Milan_Utup Jan 15 '22

OP probably meant to say “actually”

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u/Adrub_ Jan 16 '22

Well I know someone who made three shelves accidentally. In different periods of time

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u/Pins_Pins Jan 16 '22

So right when I got my phone I set up the finger print scanner because it’s a lot easier to use. I was downloading everything from my other phone and playing some random games while I waited for the rest of them to finish. Credit card info was already in the phone and after losing the game it asks you to buy something and I accidentally click it, my first response was to click the home button to get out of the game but when you buy something you can use your finger print. So I hear the boop beep sound when you buy something and there the moneys gone, $5 into a game I’ll never play again worst mistake of my life.

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u/AE_Dallas Jan 15 '22

it's a russian guy so doesn't matter, putin would just "liberate" his checking account anyways.

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u/kadupse Jan 15 '22

Americans truly are a sight to behold, so confident yet so dumb.

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u/hey12delila Jan 15 '22 edited Jan 15 '22

Here in America we live in socioeconomic paradise, those poor Russians don't understand how wonderful our capitalist economic enslavement is!

edit: /s

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u/Shitart87 Jan 15 '22

I’m Russian but I don’t understand what his comment means lol.

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u/PanPieCake Jan 15 '22

İf you know Russia trough news then you don't know it at all

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u/24U-Channel Jan 15 '22

Yeah, Putin didn't invade and make separatist states in Georgia and Ukraine, who told you that?

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u/throwawayjv3 Jan 16 '22

And what does that have to do with a programmer's earnings??

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u/hey12delila Jan 15 '22 edited Jan 15 '22

Lol putin bad amirite?

You can upvote me now, the symbol is to the left

edit: Please learn to joke around. This subreddit is one of the last places on the internet where we can make jokes and not get in serious political discussions.

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u/Bowmic Jan 15 '22

Only Putin that I can get behind is Rusputin. Also his dick was fucking huge

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u/DownshiftedRare Jan 15 '22

putin bad

☝️ This but unironically.

Pussy Riot wants to be free.

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u/hey12delila Jan 15 '22

Wow, I didn't know anything about Pussy Riot. Just looked it up, that is seriously fucked.

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u/ValiantCharizard Jan 15 '22

I mean he's not a good guy in any aspect, allied with Winnie the poo and about to invade Ukraine

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u/Shitart87 Jan 15 '22

Lol I don’t even get the joke. Putin is bad though.

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u/Akitz Jan 15 '22

tbf it's you that got grumpy about it

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u/mog_knight Jan 15 '22

Not too many Putin good memes.

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u/YataBLS Jan 15 '22

You haven't watched RT news, Don't you??

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u/DefNotAF ? Jan 15 '22

hey, it says gullible on the ceiling

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u/garrakha Jan 15 '22

… what??

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u/thelovelymajor I have crippling depression Jan 15 '22 edited Jan 15 '22

This guy thinks russia still has a overly autocratic, totalitarian tsar that tyrannies the whole population. They are feared into submission and the anticapitalist regime disowns everyone of their possetions and belongings, how it should be in a percect commie state.

(/s)

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u/[deleted] Jan 15 '22

Tell me you know nothing about Russia without telling me you know nothing about Russia

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u/justafurry Jan 16 '22

Beat up gays because they degrade russian unity. That better?

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u/[deleted] Jan 15 '22

Honestly I use 7zip, it's better and doesn't have those annoying ads

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u/ShoddyReveal4 Jan 15 '22

Huh pretty sure winRAR doent have ads

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u/[deleted] Jan 15 '22

I mean them telling you to buy the license is advertisement of their own company

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u/phofsin Jan 15 '22 Wholesome

"Not only I want a free fully functional software with no third-party ads, I also want the manufacturer to fuck right off with telling me to buy their optional license"

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u/Cyb0rger Jan 15 '22

that is literally how open source software works

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u/martiaus1028 Jan 15 '22

"Lemme tell you about blender" lol

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u/TheSZM Jan 15 '22

That's basically FOSS (Free and Open Source Software)

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u/Sharkfacedsnake Jan 15 '22

Thats is why 7zip is better

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u/FreshUnderstanding5 Jan 15 '22

This sub is full of coincidences like this

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u/[deleted] Jan 15 '22

This but unironically. That's how open software works dummy.

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u/DownshiftedRare Jan 15 '22

"I'll have the nagging, thanks."

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u/LukaTAG Jan 15 '22

Yes, that is what we want, and what we get. Ever heard of open source software?

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u/xnyxverycix Jan 15 '22

I mean its just a single click, not nearly annoying enough to make me want to change softwares.

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u/hemlo86 INFECTED Jan 15 '22

I’d switch to 7zip but then all those years of closing the little pop up when you start winrar that I haven’t even taken the time to read yet would have been for nothing.

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u/SanFabito Jan 15 '22

what kind of fucking winrar do you have

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u/SlevinLaine Jan 15 '22

This is so, so, so cute and lovely. Love it : ) OP! Well done!

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u/mrwafflezzz Jan 15 '22

This reads like a text from grandma

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u/N7_Evers Jan 15 '22

This is cute but also kinda sad

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u/emrednz07 just happy to be here Jan 15 '22

Not really. WinRAR makes their money from enterprise not consumers.

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u/YataBLS Jan 15 '22

Cute + sad = Cad

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u/Guy_Incognito_o Jan 15 '22

Cad = Computer aided drawing

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u/Akasiek red Jan 15 '22

7-Zip > WinRAR

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u/Docdannger Jan 15 '22

I mean winrar is still profitable. They kinda just dont care if you buy, but if you are a company you need to if you want to use it.

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u/darkelf0901 Jan 15 '22

Oh my heart... the gif is just adorable. Great meme btw lol

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u/RedditAlready19 Jan 15 '22

Imagine using zip programs on windows

  • me, a Linux user

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u/SciencePhysicist Jan 16 '22

I know right, Imagine not having this functionality built in

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u/monalisasnipples Jan 16 '22

winRar- YOU NEED TO PAY TO UNLOCK STUFF

Also WinRar - NAH it’s fine

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u/TromMF Jan 15 '22

Man I would buy WinRAR out of thankfulness but I'm broke

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u/mayankkrm Jan 15 '22

I don flex but i bought it

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u/_Speedy_Gonzales_ Jan 15 '22

This gif makes me feel so incredibly happy.

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u/OliM9595 Jan 16 '22

7-zip is the goat

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u/[deleted] Jan 16 '22

Team 7zip in the thread

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u/prestigeopposition Jan 16 '22

7zip is so much better.

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u/TerryB2HQ Jan 16 '22

I want this gif found it

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u/Knuffya ☣️ Jan 15 '22

Mwah

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u/FreshUnderstanding5 Jan 15 '22

Connected to: left testicle

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u/Godtickles12 Jan 15 '22

Where can I find this gif blank

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u/hellothereoldben Jan 16 '22

Funny thing is that winrar is free for the consumer in order to distribute the software, but costs money for companies trying to make use of it. But the "pay" popup that people close makes them think they are getting a paid service for free. It's quite a smart business practice, and has even sparked tonnes of publicity.

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u/Wrap_Several Jan 16 '22

Winrar developers: oh my god its finally Happening guys, everybody stay calm

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u/daisy_irl Jan 15 '22

Congratulations! Exiting simulation

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u/FlameShadow0 INFECTED Jan 15 '22

B1 Archiver anyone?

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u/shpnlkmr17 Jan 15 '22

That's God kissing u for the good work

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u/Bobb_Michaels The OC High Council Jan 15 '22

Yeah I did it like an idiot

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u/the_predamn_timea Jan 15 '22

I so like this kind of content

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u/pretty_succinct Jan 15 '22

Cute! Funny! Please for the love of all that is holy, use 7zip!

Aloha!

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u/Hidden_Chin Jan 15 '22

Gentle reminder that if you pay a little bit more you can get winRAR on disc

https://shop.win-rar.com/16/purl-shop-2183-1-n?x-source=31-buylink-startpage

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u/Magic_Master213 Jan 15 '22

The fuck does WinRAR do

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u/urskrubs HentaiHaven Admin Team☣️ Jan 15 '22

winrar dev is probably homeless lmao

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u/Total_Adept Jan 15 '22

I paid for Winrar and never got my key...

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u/Interloper4Life Jan 15 '22

peazip masterrace repoting in

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u/RoscoMan1 Jan 15 '22

Company loyalty starts with the company he built?

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u/deadlycramp Jan 15 '22

I did buy it because I’ve been bumming their free software for years. Gotta support developers

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u/International-Law880 Jan 15 '22

I feel bad for winrar developers

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u/DrFaustPhD Jan 15 '22

Okay but really why hasn't windows or Mac integrated WinRAR capabilities like zip files? Surely it can't be that expensive to license or recreate. And a sizeable userbase would appreciate it.

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u/[deleted] Jan 15 '22

Why no WinZip love on Reddit?

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u/retro_pollo Jan 15 '22

LGR did buy it and here is the proof

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u/adiposity256 Jan 15 '22

I bought it on purpose since I used it for free 30 years ago.

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u/SnooPears3463 Jan 15 '22

It rarely wins so yeah winRAR

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u/Crimsonslash1352 Jan 15 '22

This post got more love than winrar ever did

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u/dbe_2001 Jan 16 '22

We've set you a couple notices, we are trying to reach you about your cars extended warrenty

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u/LAZY_RED-PANDA Jan 16 '22

Daaaamn, this cat is so cute, I just want to hug it so bad...