If you are a Linux user, I am sure you have come across the program called "P7zip". Many people consider Linux superior to Mac because it's more compatible and many free programs are available for Apple users. And now, even more great news for Mac users: P7zip is a free, open-source utility for converting P Archives (Mac only) into Zip files. This is a major boon for all Mac and Linux users who need to store their files on a NAS or other network storage device.
The program is very useful for both home and business users alike. With p7zip, a home user will have a simple, easy, and fast method for unpacking various types of archive files. For example, many homes have several audio/video archives (such as older VHS tapes or CD's) that require the user to perform a certain process before they can fully play them. Fortunately, the program comes with a Windows version and a Mac version; so, it's very easy to use on either system. The Mac version, on the hand, works well with OS X machines. For home users, the program allows for easy creation, backup, and restoration of files that were deleted from the computer's hard drive.
To install 7-zip on your Mac, follow the instructions on the website to download and run the software. When installing, ensure that you have the latest version of the program and that you have all the necessary programs and drivers installed on your computer before you begin the installation process. When you first run the software, it will ask you to select which operating system you want to run the program. This usually won't take you more than a few seconds. With most systems, you'll be prompted to choose whether you want to run the software as a service or to use it in the background, similar to how you would install software on a Mac. You can also choose to have the software constantly running in the background for as much as you wish, so that you always have access to it without having to physically access your computer.