I have a zip file that contains 200mb of data, compressed to an 80mb .ZIP file. Basically it's a website with thousands of files, including code and images, no video.
The file was zipped on a linux machine running red hat es6. Took less than 5 seconds to zip it.
The linux box can unzip this archive in about 1 sec.
My mac pro with dual quad core xeon processors and 12GB RAM (much more horsepower than the linux box) takes anywhere from 10 minutes to over an hour, depending what program I use to unzip the file, including terminal / command line. I am running OSX 10.7.5
Why does OSX have trouble unzipping this file, and is it possible to get similar performance as linux when dealing with file compression/decompression ?