KGB Archiver

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KGB Archiver
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Screenshot of KGB Archiver 2.0 beta 2
Developer(s) Tomasz Pawlak
Initial release March 2006
Stable release 1.2.1.24 / November 1, 2006; 7 years ago (2006-11-01)
Preview release 2.0 beta 2 / October 7, 2007; 6 years ago (2007-10-07)
Written in C++
Operating system Microsoft Windows, Unix-like
Available in Multilingual
Type File archiver
License GNU General Public License
Website http://sourceforge.net/projects/kgbarchiver/

KGB Archiver is a file archiver and data compression utility based on the PAQ6 compression algorithm.

Written in Microsoft Visual C++ by Tomasz Pawlak, KGB Archiver is designed to achieve a very high compression ratio. As a consequence, the program is relatively memory and CPU intensive.

KGB Archiver is free and open source software released under the terms of the GNU General Public License. Version 2 beta 2 is available for Microsoft Windows[1][2] and a command line version of KGB Archiver 1.0 is available for Unix-like operating systems. KGB Archiver is one of the few applications that works with the PAQ algorithm for making its KGB files.[2] It has ten levels of compression, from very weak to maximum, a greater variety than that found in most other compression software. However, at higher compression levels, the time required to compress a file increases significantly.[1] The official website is now offline.

System requirements[edit]

The minimum requirements for running KGB Archiver are:[1][3][4]

  • 256 MB RAM
  • 1.5 GHz processor

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f "KGB Archiver review". Softpedia. Retrieved 2010-05-19. 
  2. ^ a b c ""KGB Archiver 2 beta 2" - IXBT". Translate.google.com. Retrieved 2010-05-19. 
  3. ^ a b c ""KGB Archiver" - Software Informer". Kgb-archiver.software.informer.com. 2009-04-01. Retrieved 2010-05-19. 
  4. ^ a b "Kgb Archiver – The Most Powerful Compression Tool". Genius Hackers. 2008-06-17. Retrieved 2010-05-19. 
  5. ^ a b "Compress 1 GB to 10 MB : KGB Archiver". Cshared. Retrieved 2010-05-19. 

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