Z I P T O N O M I C O N

It’s odd to see even very smart people who seem to believe that .zip is a PC archive format and Stuffit is a Mac archive format. This is clearly not the case, at least not for the last (oh, say, about) ten years. Zip is pretty much universal, and Stuffit archives can easily be opened on a PC. You just download the right utility, and you’re set, which for many years was the same situation you’d be in with a Zip file. (Until, of course, Microsoft Windows started to offer some limited .zip support built-in.)

Whenever I see this sort of thing, I always download the Stuffit format, just so that anyone who is comparing stats won’t think there are no Mac users out there.

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