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LAMG Releases iMac Essentials CD-ROM; Features Indispensable Software for iMac, All Macs.

LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 16, 1998--The Los Angeles Macintosh Group (LAMG) today released the iMac Essentials CD, a compilation of up-to-date, useful shareware that runs on a variety of Macintoshes, including the new iMac from Apple (Nasdaq:AAPL).

Among the programs included are educational favorites like FlashCard Maker and Al Bunny, a prime selection of TrueType fonts, great games like Escape Velocity and the infamous Burning Monkey Solitaire, helpful Internet software and utilities, and dazzling graphics -- including icons and startup screens for your i(or regular)Mac. Users will also find anti-virus and backup utilities, and calendar and address book programs.

The seventh in a series of popular shareware CDs from the non-profit user group, this collection contains more than 600 files. LAMG has included more than twenty desktop pictures, popular programs like StuffIt Expander, and essential Internet files, including Netscape Communicator 4.05 (which does not come pre-loaded on the iMac) and essential browser plug-ins.

The disk also has iMac fun files, including the iMac Gallery, with photos not only of the iMac, but of the iMac factory and the giant inflatable iMac on the Apple campus in Cupertino, photos of possible (and impossible) future iMacs, such as the Waterproof and Executive iMacs, and the iBook and handheld iPad.

And, let's not forget our collection of QuickTime movies -- we've got the "Three Steps" and "UnPC" ads that you may have seen on TV, plus a few other surprises.

In total, there are more than 300 megabytes of cool software on the LAMG iMac Essentials CD.

LAMG is a nonprofit organization helping microcomputer users use their computers as productively and pleasurably as possible. Celebrating its 14th anniversary in 1998, LAMG is one of the largest computer user groups world-wide.

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