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Macworld Announces Best of Show Awards, Includes IBM, Canon, Xerox

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        NEW YORK--July 20, 2001--Macworld, the premier Macintosh magazine and Web sites, today announced the winners of the "Macworld Best of Show Awards," representing the most exciting new hardware and software products announced at Macworld Conference & Expo in New York. The awards were presented by Jim Dalrymple, News Director of MacCentral.com, Macworld's news site.     "The Best of Show winners exemplify the tremendous commitment of developers to the Macintosh platform," stated Dalrymple. "I was particularly impressed with the way most of them are taking advantage of Apple's new operating system, Mac OS X."     To be eligible for Best of Show consideration, products were either making their public debut at Macworld Expo or were recently introduced and likely to generate excitement on the show floor. In addition, the Macworld editors had to see the products in action, although some evaluations were based on beta versions or prototypes. "Macworld Best of Show Awards" represent a highly coveted honor within the Macintosh industry and are presented exclusively at the twice-yearly expo.     The Macworld Best of Show award winners are:     Apple OS 10.1 (apple.com)     This update, due in September, will address many of the shortcomings found by Mac users since the initial release of the OS.     Apple 866 MHz PowerMac G4 (apple.com)     In addition to a significant increase in performance, the mid-range G4 now offers DVD-RW capabilities at a lower price point, making this technology available to a broader range of Macintosh users.     Asante FriendlyNet Wireless Ready Cable/DSL Router (asante.com)     This wireless router offers additional security for your network, including connectivity to the Internet, printers, files and other resources.     Canon D2400UF (canon.com)     This scanner goes far beyond typical text and graphics scanning capabilities to include a versatile, built-in, large format film adapter.     DiamondSoft Font Reserve Server for OS X (diamondsoft.com)     Font Reserve Server, designed for publishing work groups, provides effective font management across an entire organization.     IBM ViaVoice for OS X (ibm.com)     The new update to IBM's voice-activation software is faster and more efficient than the previous version.     Micromat Drive 10 (micromat.com)     Sporting a sleek aqua interface, this advanced disc repair and recovery product has been designed exclusively for Mac OS X.     Microsoft Office 2001 for OS X (microsoft.com)     Due this fall, the updated suite of business applications boasts some exciting and useful innovations.     SmartDisk FireLite 5 GB FireWire Hard Drive (smartdisk.com)     This 5 GB FireWire hard drive is one of the smallest and most portable external hard drives to enter the Macintosh market.     Toon Boom (toonboom.com)     Designed for animaters in the Mac community, this powerful software increases productivity when creating digital animation.     Xerox Phaser 860 (xerox.com)     This color laser printer is compatible with OS X over a network and produces prints of amazing quality.     About Mac Publishing, L.L.C.     Mac Publishing, L.L.C. publishes the world's leading independent Macintosh publication and Web sites. Every month the award-winning Macworld magazine reaches over 1.6 million influencers of computer purchases(1), while the Mac Publishing Web presence garners an average of 2 million unique visitors. The Mac Publishing sites include: Macworld.com, MacCentral.com, MacworldPriceFinder.com, and MacworldClassifieds.com. Headquartered in San Francisco, Mac Publishing is a joint venture between Ziff Davis Media Inc. and International Data Group.

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