SAN FRANCISCO, flashforward2001, Feb. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Macromedia, Inc. (Nasdaq: MACR) today announced the availability of the Macromedia(R) Flash(TM) Player 5 for the Linux and Solaris(TM) platforms, in addition to the existing Windows and Macintosh versions. Macromedia Flash 5 is the standard for producing high-impact Web experiences. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/19990921/MACRLOGO ) "As a Web design company that develops Macromedia Flash solutions, we're thrilled to see Macromedia's continued commitment to cross-platform compatibility," said Colin Moock, Web Evangelist, ICE Inc. "Our customers demand the broadest possible audience for their Web content, and Macromedia Flash Player 5 for both Linux and Solaris(TM) helps us ensure that broad reach." Leading companies like Disney, Excite@Home, Ford, and General Motors use Macromedia Flash to deliver engaging, branded experiences online. The broad penetration of the Macromedia Flash Player ensures developers can author content that can be immediately viewed by nearly every person online. Macromedia Flash Player, the most distributed software in the history of the Web, reaches more than 96 percent of Web desktops. "Our customers have eagerly been anticipating the Macromedia Flash Player 5 which is a great fit with our Sun Ray(TM) appliances, especially in the education market," said Sal Cobar, director of marketing and business development, Sun Ray Appliances, Sun Microsystems, Inc. "Macromedia Flash Player 5's high-impact Web animation technology combined with the ease-of-use of Sun Ray systems can dramatically enhance the learning experience for students and teachers. We're working closely with Macromedia to bring current and future versions of Macromedia Flash to Sun's Solaris operating environment." "The Macromedia Flash Player is the standard for delivering engaging experiences to the broadest range of platforms and devices," said Peter Goldie, vice president of product management, Macromedia. "The reliability of the Macromedia Flash Player ensures developers can deliver a consistent user experience across all of these multiple platforms and devices." Developers can deliver complex Web applications with advanced features in the Macromedia Flash Player 5. The player is tightly integrated with leading server technologies such as Extensible Markup Language (XML), for structured data transfer, and Macromedia Generator, for delivering server-created, real-time visual content to data-intensive, content-rich, highly-trafficked sites. The player also has support for HTML formatted text within Macromedia Flash content, as well as the ability to maintain a persistent connection between the lightweight client and server to share real-time XML information for mission-critical business applications. The free Macromedia Flash Player 5 for both Linux and Solaris platforms is available at http://www.macromedia.com/shockwave/download/alternates/ . About Macromedia Macromedia is passionate about what the Web can be. Its award-winning products empower developers to provide the most engaging experiences on the Web, and enable more effective e-business. Headquartered in San Francisco, Macromedia has more than 1,200 employees worldwide and is available on the Internet at www.macromedia.com. NOTE: Macromedia and Flash are trademarks or registered trademarks of Macromedia, Inc., as indicated. Sun, Sun Microsystems, the Sun Logo, Solaris and Sun Ray are trademarks or registered trademarks of Sun Microsystems, Inc. in the United States and other countries.
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