I thought it is stadard by now
I don't think there is yet a "stadard" for this type of thing. Winzip was the first out of the gate, but there isn't yet a clear winner in the compression wars.
It is just better, more options, more compression.
I have to agree with you here. It is by any measurable standard superior to winzip.
I'm not a big fan of shareware so I'll pass.
Winrar is not shareware. Every time I launch the program it reminds me of such, but it still works. Winzip started out as shareware, if you will remember; then it became begware, then it became demandware, and now it is bloatware.
Winrar has been around for years. It works, plain and simple. Click on the file to dowload it, double-click to decompress, and there you go- every time.