GZIP, short for GNU Zip, is a compression/decompression format developed as part of a larger project to create a free software alternative to UNIX in the 1980s. This open source compression format does not support archiving, so it is used to compress single files. GZIP produces zipped files with the .gz extension. Although it’s not commonly used on Windows, this compression format is still popular on UNIX/LINUX. If you receive a GZIP file, you can save it to your desktop and open it with WinZip.
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