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.
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"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
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
"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
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/ .
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.
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