Developer Edition of Macromedia ColdFusion MX for JRun now supports Mac OS X

SYDNEY, Australia – 8 January 2003 - Macromedia, Inc. (Nasdaq: MACR) announced the immediate availability of Macromedia JRun 4 for Mac OS X. JRun 4 is the first commercial J2EE compatible application server to support Mac OS X. Currently used at more than 10,000 companies worldwide, JRun 4 is the fast, affordable, and reliable solution for delivering Java applications. JRun 4 for Mac OS X is immediately available for purchase from the Macromedia Online Store at http://www.macromedia.com/go/buyjrun4/.

"With the industry's most extensive support of standards, Mac OS X is the best platform for Java development and deployment," said Ron Okamoto, Apple's vice president of Worldwide Developer Relations. "Macromedia continues to deliver great solutions for Mac OS X and JRun 4 provides a quick, cost-effective way to deliver J2EE compatible applications. We're thrilled that Macromedia is bringing their server technology to Mac OS X."

"Macromedia JRun 4 is the natural, no hassle solution for delivering J2EE compatible applications on the Mac OS X platform," said Norm Meyrowitz, president of products, Macromedia. "We are excited to extend our broad support for the Macintosh platform from our industry-defining tools to our server products."

Macromedia JRun 4 takes advantage of the power and stability of Mac OS X to deliver a fast and reliable server platform for J2EE applications. JRun 4 simplifies and speeds Java application delivery with a focus on affordability, developer productivity, and easy management and administration.

In addition, Macromedia announced that the developer edition of Macromedia

ColdFusion MX for J2EE Application Servers now supports Mac OS X. ColdFusion MX for J2EE Application Servers adds ColdFusion scripting capabilities to leading J2EE application servers including JRun 4 for Mac OS X. New Mac OS X support for the developer edition enables Macromedia Studio MX developers to both create and test ColdFusion MX applications on the Mac OS X platform. The developer edition is immediately available for download at http://www.macromedia.com/go/cfmxosx/.

"The announcement of Macromedia JRun 4 for Mac OS X is in line with our recent focus on Mac OS X as a viable platform for business and enterprise computing," said Geoffrey Corb, vice president of systems development, Synergenic. "The core strengths of JRun fit in perfectly with our goals as we provide business solutions for our clients -- the product provides for rapid development and a clear return on investment. We look forward to applying these strengths to our Mac OS X projects in the future."

Macromedia JRun 4 is the latest Macromedia product to run natively on Mac OS X, joining Macromedia Flash MX, Macromedia Dreamweaver MX, Macromedia Director MX, Macromedia Fireworks MX, and Macromedia FreeHand 10.

PRICING AND AVAILABILITY

Macromedia JRun 4 for Mac OS X RRP is AUD$1799 inc. GST per processor and available today for purchase at http://www.macromedia.com/store/. The free developer editions of JRun 4 for Mac OS X (http://www.macromedia.com/go/jrunosx/) and Macromedia ColdFusion MX for JRun (http://www.macromedia.com/go/cfmxosx/) are available for immediate download.

ABOUT MACROMEDIA

Experience matters. Macromedia, Inc. is motivated by the belief that great experiences build great businesses. Our software empowers millions of developers and designers to create and deliver effective, compelling and memorable experiences - on the Internet, on fixed media, on wireless, and on digital devices. Our Macromedia MX family is an integrated suite of tools, servers, and client technology which streamline the creation and delivery of everything from websites to rich Internet applications. (www.macromedia.com/ap)

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