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Macromedia Flash Player 7 Solaris Now Available

Macromedia Flash Player 7 for Solaris Now Available

New version improves security and performance

AUCKLAND, New Zealand- September 16, 2004 - Macromedia (Nasdaq: MACR) today announced the immediate availability of MacromediaÒ FlashÔ Player 7 for Solaris. This new version of Macromedia Flash Player offers improved performance and security, and new capabilities for powering rich Internet applications. For more information on Macromedia Flash Player 7, or to download it, visit

"Macromedia wants to ensure that Solaris users can experience the proven effectiveness of Flash on their platform of choice,"

said Jeff Whatcott, vice president of product management, Macromedia. "More enterprise customers are using Breeze to

improve their communications and Flex to deliver better application front ends. This release extends the reach of those

applications to Solaris workstations."

Macromedia Flash Player is installed across more than 98 percent of Internet-connected desktops and a growing number of

mobile devices. Macromedia Flash Player powers effective rich Internet applications created with the Macromedia Flex

Ô presentation server and expressive interactive content created with both Macromedia BreezeÔ and the Macromedia Flash

authoring tool. More than one million developers worldwide rely on the integrated graphics, video, audio and data capabilities

of Macromedia Flash Player to deliver the most engaging and effective experiences on the web.

"Sun Microsystems and Macromedia worked closely together to share resources to help bring Macromedia Flash Player 7 to the Solaris platform," said Steve Pelletier, vice president, Sun Microsystems. "The Solaris OS redefines what an operating system

should be, and Macromedia Flash Player changes the face of content and applications online, so this is a perfect match for our customers."

Macromedia Flash Player 7 offers increased performance and ensures a consistent cross-platform experience. With support for Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), Macromedia Flash Player enables developers to blend HTML and Flash with consistent

formatting. New support for Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP) web services connectivity, allows developers to create rich Internet application user interfaces that handle enterprise data in a service-oriented architecture.

Experience matters. Macromedia is motivated by the belief that great experiences build great businesses. Our software

empowers millions of business users, developers and designers to create and deliver effective, compelling and memorable experiences - on the Internet, on fixed media, on wireless and on digital devices.

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