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Adobe and Apple Team to Offer Design Collection for Mac OS X

Press release from the issuing company

Mac Users Get a Deal on Adobe Design Software With Purchase of Apple's Power Mac and PowerBook Computers SAN JOSE & CUPERTINO, Calif.--Feb. 25, 2002-- Adobe Systems Incorporated, the leader in network publishing, and Apple, the leading manufacturer of computers for the creative community, today announced a special promotion offering the Adobe Design Collection for Mac OS X to customers of Apple's professional systems for only $899(U.S.), a savings of more than $1,000 over the price of purchasing each product separately. Available to customers of Apple's high-performance Power Mac G4, Power Mac Server G4 or PowerBook G4 computers, the Design Collection bundles InDesign 2.0, Illustrator 10, Acrobat 5.0 and Photoshop 6.0 software products. With this software package, customers are eligible for an upgrade to Photoshop 7.0 -- the highly anticipated Mac OS X application that was announced yesterday -- when it becomes available. "The Adobe Design Collection for Mac OS X gives Mac customers the unique advantage of one integrated software environment and interface to create, manage and deliver their work to multiple mediums,'' said Susan Altman Prescott, vice president, Cross-Media Product Group at Adobe. "This promotion demonstrates our commitment to Mac users by delivering an affordable design solution that meets their needs.'' "This is a great deal for our pro customers,'' said Ron Okamoto, Apple's vice president of Worldwide Developer Relations. "With Mac OS X and powerful applications like these, Apple and Adobe will continue to lead the creative market.'' Design Made Easy With the upgrade to Photoshop 7.0 installed, Adobe Design Collection is designed to work natively on Mac OS X, adding significant benefits for users. The applications feature the Mac OS X Aqua interface and navigation services that make getting around the program familiar and easy for users. The Design Collection takes advantage of the new protected memory built into Mac OS X that shields users from unexpected crashes of another program, so the Adobe software is not affected and the user can continue working. Additionally, with powerful multi-tasking support, users can togglebetween applications quickly and easily. Pricing and Availability Adobe Design Collection is available worldwide during this special promotion for an estimated street price of $899 (U.S.) when purchased with a qualified Apple Power Mac G4, Power Mac Server G4 or PowerBook G4 from The Apple Store (www.apple.com), at Apple Retail Stores and through Apple Authorized Resellers. The promotion is available from February 25, 2002 through August 31, 2002 in the U.S. and Canada; promotional dates in other countries will vary. Additional information on this promotional offer can be found at www.apple.com/promo/designcollection/. Apple systems qualified for the Adobe Design Collection promotion include the dual 1 GHz Power Mac G4, the 933 MHz Power Mac G4 and the 800 MHz Power Mac G4, with suggested retail prices of $2,999(U.S.), $2,299(U.S.) and $1,599(U.S.), respectively. Also included are the dual 1 GHz Power Mac Server G4 and 933 MHz Power Mac Server G4, with a suggested retail price of $3,299(U.S.) and $2,799(U.S.), respectively; and the 667 MHz PowerBook G4 and 550 MHz PowerBook G4, priced at $2,999(U.S.) and $2,299(U.S.), respectively.