Using Linux? Here Are Your Options For File Compression

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http://www.makeuseof.com – Face it, we have a lot of stuff on our hard drives. While some of us still have plenty of free space left thanks to the ever-expanding size of new hard drives, others have all sorts of data which quickly takes up most of their space. Wherever possible, those people would probably like to be able to compress their data to regain as much free space as possible. Under Windows, you can compress your data with the file system itself (which can be recognized by the blue file name), but under Linux, ext4 – the default file system for almost all distributions – is not capable of file compr (General)