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"The fixed-compression-ratio thing is what I love, and have come to rely on almost completely. No more guesswork. What part of 'one-to-one' was in some way unclear?"

Juan G., Product Manager, Aldington, Kent, U.K.

"You had me at 'This scheme also ensures that archives do not pseudo-putrefy during transit, which is possible when the transport protocol is BRTP, or if JPEG artifacts dominate.'" For the BRTP community, pseudo-putrefaction is a very real problem.

Dan J., Visionary, Montpelier, Vermont, U.S.

"I'm loving the R5/C compression pellets in the new release. They look different, right? They're different somehow. Maybe it's the light."

Alexis S., IT Consultant, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.

"I love how easy XQK is to use. Click a button and you've created an archive. How many compression utilities can make that claim? Every single one, and there's strength in numbers. And I love the flexibility that XQK gives me. Proleptic Inevitability is a fantastic feature, which I want to enable most of the time, but not all the time. XQK gives be the option to turn it off. But most of all, it's just a godsend for me to be able to send twinned metapairs of the same archive over an F-2601-based, pre-Hansenization-friendly TCP network with the knowledge that those archives will literally fight to the death to reach the recipient first. Wow. Wow-wow."

Lizzie R., Systems Engineer, Davis, California, U.S.

"I like rain a lot. Also outdoor stuff, but mostly rain."

Jake F., Technical Project Manager, Seattle, Washington, U.S.

"Oh, what to say about this incredible piece of software... Let's start with the inlined PUMP/UNPUMPings. How extraordinary that it's 2018 and this isn't a feature of all compression utilities. The idea that we'll cross our fingers and hope we don't have an inopportune Closson-Thorpe... Pumperdumpers are our friends, folks, but we have to invite them to the party! Then, I truly love that you can take a file, compress it with XQK, then uncompress it, et voila, you've got your original file back, assuming the archive's Koroviev velocity was near-zero during that time. Hope this lights a fire under the geniuses who brought us GZip and the like. About time."


Reg, Quality Assurance Specialist, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

"Use this software! The SPJ stuff alone makes the larger initial file sizes worth it, but throw in the new intranodal-finalization work in 5.x and XQK is unstoppable."

Jack A., Student, East Lansing, Michigan, U.S.

"I couldn't ask for more than XQK gives me in terms of compression pellets. They bulk up the file size, but towards the end there, those R5/Cs really pull their weight. I would love to see deinstantiability for secondary artifacts (Sanders exo-nodes, MMR packets, etc.) in a future release but other than that, I have nothing but good things to say about XQK. Oh, and SPJ has saved my bacon on more than one occasion. S**t."

Jean-Jacques F., Database Engineer, Paris, France

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