Macromedia Flash Player 5 Ready for Linux and Solaris Platforms
Tuesday, February 20, 2001
San Francisco, California —February 19, 2001—Macromedia, Inc. (NASDAQ: MACR) today announced the availability of the Macromedia Flash Player 5 for the Linux and Solaris platforms, in addition to the existing Windows and Macintosh versions. Macromedia Flash 5 is the standard for producing high-impact Web experiences. "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 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."