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 CUPERTINO, Calif., Aug. 9 /PRNewswire/ --
 Product Description
 Apple Computer Inc. (NASDAQ-NMS: AAPL) today announced the availability of the Apple Macintosh Hardware System Update, version 2.0. This update offers additional software improvements to meet the ongoing needs of Macintosh users. It also contains software enhancements to address specific problems encountered by some Macintosh computer users. This update requires Macintosh System 7.1, and is not intended for Macintosh Performa users.
 In general, the update provides system-level improvements to increase overall system reliability on most Macintosh computers. Specifically, the update offers the following improvements:
 -- Addresses possible floppy disk and hard disk problems for some users of the Macintosh IIsi, Macintosh IIci, Macintosh IIvx, Macintosh IIvi, Macintosh Centris computers, Macintosh Quadra computers, and Macintosh PowerBook computers.
 -- Manages fonts in the computer's memory more efficiently.
 -- Improves the accuracy of the system's clock in Macintosh LC, LC II, IIsi, IIvx, IIvi, Macintosh Classic II, Macintosh Quadra 900 and Macintosh Quadra 950 computers.
 -- Corrects problems ejecting floppy disks when the computer is shut down, on Macintosh IIsi, IIci, IIvx, IIvi, Macintosh Quadra 700, and Macintosh Quadra 950 computers.
 -- Corrects certain color problems users may have with the Apple Basic Color monitor on Macintosh Centris and Macintosh Quadra computers.
 -- Removes horizontal white lines that may appear while scrolling on Quadra and Centris systems with a Macintosh 16" Color Display.
 -- Improves the reliability of high-speed modems and similar devices connected to Macintosh LC, LC II, IIsi, IIvx, IIvi, Macintosh Classic II, Macintosh Quadra 900, and Macintosh Quadra 950 computers.
 -- Includes HD SC Setup version 7.2, which gives users more flexibility to format large hard disks between 1 and 2 gigabytes.
 -- Includes Apple Disk First Aid version 7.1.1, a utility that repairs damaged disks.
 -- Updates the Macintosh PowerBook Control Panel and Express Modem software (version 1.0.4) to support standard communications software.
 -- Includes Sound Manager version 3.0, which enhances sound performance on most Macintosh computers.
 -- Adds software for the Apple Adjustable Keyboard to allow users to connect the keyboard to any Macintosh computer without separately installing special keyboard software.
 -- Updates the Memory Control Panel (version 7.1.1), reducing possible memory problems that occur while using large RAM disks with System 7.1.
 -- Updates the System Enabler (version 1.0.5) for the Macintosh Color Classic, which corrects mouse movement problems with Apple IIe Card on the Color Classic.
 Availability and Distribution
 The Apple Macintosh Hardware System Update version 2.0. is available immediately. It will be licensed to customers free of charge through various online services, including AppleLink, America Online, and CompuServe. Customers can obtain disk copies directly from Apple by calling 800-769-2775, extension 6717. (A $10 duplication, shipping, and handling fee applies.) For more information, customers in the United States should call the Apple USA Customer Assistance Center at 800-776-2333. Customers outside the United States should contact their local Apple representatives for information on availability and distribution.
 NOTE: Apple, the Apple logo, and Macintosh are registered trademarks; and Macintosh Quadra, Macintosh Centris, Macintosh PowerBook, and System 7 are trademarks of Apple Computer Inc.
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 /CONTACT: Cindy McCaffrey of Apple Computer, 408-974-1578/

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