Macs do not do compression?

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    I know only on Apple fan sites people may know, because most people use Windows; I had 19 Microsoft Word Documents and went to email them in a Zip to somebody with a Mac. She told me in the Mac World ?? they do not have the ability to open Zip Files ? So what to the Mac people do email 19 attachments to each other, while Windows can email one Zip file? Me I would never buy a Mac they are too expensive, not enough variety, manufactures to chose from, no hardware choices like Blu Ray.... and now theydo not do compression, Zip.
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    That isn't true. There are several zip programs for Mac, and I'm pretty sure Finder has built in zip support as it is.
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    The person who told you that is out to lunch StuffIt expanded handles all zip files. It usually is installed on mostMacs if some wants to zip any thing on a Mac they can download the full version free. I realize you hate apple products that is your choice cross platform sharing of documents is not a problem period and finally if you really want to osx can run any windows os as long as you have a license.
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    Do not think she is very tech savy. I am pretty sure Mac has some type of native compression. If I knew what would work with I am sure I could create a Mac compatible archive file. She may have an older Mac, older OS.
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    StuffIt has been available since the 90's regardless of what os . The question will be how old are the applications she owns If they in fact can open the documents you have.
    Please provide more info and I am happy to respond

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