W8 Zip (WinRAR, WinZip, 7-Win....)
For the first time on my Windows 8 machine I have a need to Unzip a file - the file came as a WinRAR file and I am told that all I have to do to read is "unzip".
I can not find Winzip on W8, perhaps Microsoft decided they prefer we buy or find free rather than include (like missing games W9 wants us to buy not get as part of the OS).
Okay, I downloaded WinZip and operated on the RAR file. This produced three files: one picture and two text. When I click on the Pic file I get pictures..so far so good. But the text files which are designated ".doc" and I can not open them Now this may be because I don't have MS Office on this machine, rather I have OpenOffice which can handle ".doc" just fine.
1) Is "RAR" just the latest name for ZIP just treat it as such
2) Could W8 (using browser Firefox) reject the ".doc" because it defaults to Office - without the dialog to pick an application?
3) I welcome a pointer to a location with information, I didn't find anything here that looked promising.