Bzip2 1.0.6 Description:
bzip2 project is a freely available, patent free high-quality data compressor. It typically compresses files to within 10% to 15% of the best available techniques (the PPM family of statistical compressors), whilst being around twice as fast at compression and six times faster at decompression. - Because it compresses well. So it packs more stuff into your overfull disk drives, distribution CDs, backup tapes, Zip disks, etc. And/or it reduces your phone bills, customer download times, long distance network traffic, etc. It's not the world's fastest compressor, but it's still fast enough to be very useful.