CAB is a compressed archive file category format that is native to Microsoft Windows. Accordingly, the developer of this format (the full name of the Windows Cabinet File) is the IT giant - Microsoft. CAB files are system files and are used for Windows installation packages and device drivers. Data from CAB files is used by some Microsoft installers (for example, such as the Setup API, Device Installer, or AdvPack). CAB files contain program components and instructions for the OS to place them. In fact, this is the installer of the program.
ZIP is one of the most popular and common archive or compressed file formats. The full name is Zipped File and the original name is Compressed ZIP archive file. The ZIP extension, which is used to package or compress files, was developed back in 1989. Its creator was Phil Katz, founder of PKWARE Corporation. Initially, the format was used in the PKZIP program, but now there are many other utilities to work with ZIP files. The ZIP format uses a standard compression type for compression, in which all individual files in the archive are compressed separately.