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Stuffit

(tool, file format)
(filename extension: .sit) A file archiving and compression utility, developed by Aladdin Systems, Inc.. Stuffit was originally developed for the Macintosh and is still the Mac standard tool for compression and archiving (compressing multiple files into one). Stuffit is now also available for Microsoft Windows and Linux. Compared to the standard Windows tool, WinZip, it is faster and gives better compression.

Stuffit archives can be extracted with Stuffit Expander.

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StuffIt

A data and image compression program for Windows and Mac from Smith Micro Software Inc., Aliso Viejo, CA (www.smithmicro.com). Originally developed by Raymond Lau at age 16, StuffIt was the de facto compression utility for the Mac, superseding PackIt. StuffIt creates .SIT and .SITX archives, the latter providing special compression algorithms based on the type of data being compressed. StuffIt compression programs are commercial packages for compressing and decompressing, while the StuffIt Expander decompressor is free. Smith Micro acquired StuffIt in 2005 as part of its purchase of Allume Systems (formerly Aladdin Systems).