New version improves security and performance

SYDNEY, Australia- 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 http://www.macromedia.com/go/flashsolaris/.

"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 FlexÔ 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.



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