Category Archives: Compression

Yep, Norton Did It

Some time ago, the question of the oldest executable compression tool came up. EXEPACK was identified as a widespread and unexpectedly troublemaking specimen, but Realia SpaceMaker was reportedly older. Only initially no one could come up with surviving executables compressed … Continue reading

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Realia SpaceMaker

A recent exploration of Microsoft’s EXEPACK posed the question whether EXEPACK was the first executable compressor, at least in the world of PCs. It wasn’t. That distinction almost certainly belongs to Realia SpaceMaker, which was probably released sometime in late … Continue reading

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