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Old 02-04-2009, 01:49 PM   #1
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Old 02-04-2009, 02:11 PM   #2
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Gibbo, you beat me to the punch! Great news, indeed.

It seems they need to edit out some bugs, though. I just went to download Neptune Crossing, and it wouldn't work.

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Old 02-04-2009, 02:13 PM   #3
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Old 02-04-2009, 04:21 PM   #5
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Old 02-04-2009, 04:48 PM   #6
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They finally got them up? Whaddya know.

Hey, speaking of free books, I downloaded one from the library here that's in RAR format. Only I don't seem to have a RAR decoder, and the first two I found on the web wanted me to install the yahoo toolbar as a condition of installing them. No thank you. Can someone point me to a free RAR decoder that doesn't have strings attached?
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Old 02-04-2009, 05:02 PM   #7
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Old 02-04-2009, 05:14 PM   #8
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Try 7-Zip from http://www.7-zip.org/
That was the first one I downloaded. I was just about to click Install when I saw that it intended to install a browser toolbar I didn't want.
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Old 02-04-2009, 05:16 PM   #9
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That was the first one I downloaded. I was just about to click Install when I saw that it intended to install a browser toolbar I didn't want.
The most recent version of WinZip supports exploding RAR files too.

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Old 02-04-2009, 05:18 PM   #10
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I forgot to say, I've got Winzip. But apparently too old a version to handle rar. (sigh)
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I forgot to say, I've got Winzip. But apparently too old a version to handle rar. (sigh)
You can get internet access and FTP it through your Modem dude.

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Don't want to pay to upgrade Winzip just for one book file, if that's what you mean, Bob.
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Didn't mean, you, Jeff. You can choose not to install the toolbar with 7-zip. But maybe we got an easier solution. What book is it?
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Don't want to pay to upgrade Winzip just for one book file, if that's what you mean, Bob.
Not exactly I was being factious.

WinZip does have a 45day eval period.

7zip is open source and your best bet if you don't want to pay for anything.

I'm surprised it tried to install a tool bar. Do a custom install and tell it not to.

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