PRESS RELEASE February 25, 2002

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

Mac Users Get a Deal on Adobe Design Software with Purchase of Apple's Power Mac and PowerBook Computers

SAN JOSE and CUPERTINO, Calif. — February 25, 2002 (NASDAQ: ADBE) — 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 toggle between 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 (, 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
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.
About Adobe Systems Incorporated
Founded in 1982, Adobe Systems Incorporated ( builds award-winning software solutions for network publishing, including Web, ePaper, print, video, wireless and broadband applications. Its graphic design, imaging, dynamic media and authoring tools enable customers to create, manage and deliver visually-rich, reliable content. Headquartered in San Jose, Calif., Adobe is the second-largest PC software company in the U.S., with annual revenues exceeding $1.2 billion.
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