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 AUSTIN, Texas, and CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Sept. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Arion Software, Austin, Texas, today introduced MasterCook II, a new Windows-based cookbook software package with more than 1,000 great-tasting recipes. MasterCook II also became the third consumer lifestyle software package to be marketed under Spinnaker Software Corporation's (NASDAQ: SPKR) Affiliated Label program. Spinnaker will market MasterCook II nationally through the Cambridge, Mass.-based company's 15,000 retail outlets and directly through the Power Up! Catalog.
 MasterCook II joins DesignWare's myHouse and Green Thumb Software's LandDesigner software programs on Spinnaker's Affiliated Label roster. MasterCook II takes full advantage of the power of today's high performance PCs and the ease-of-use features associated with Windows.
 MasterCook II -- Five Star Cookbook Software
 MasterCook II features more than 1,000 delicious recipes -- more than most cookbooks -- including more than 100 recipes from the great chefs of America. Flexibility and functionality make MasterCook II the easiest cookbook software available today.
 For example, MasterCook II can instantly provide a selection of recipes that use on-hand ingredients which meet a user's personal nutritional objectives. The program also instantly scales recipes and prints shopping lists. Users can instantly print recipe cards, menus, meal plans or even entire customized cookbooks.
 Users can get a complete nutritional analysis for every recipe and every ingredient using the latest USDA database of nutritional values. MasterCook II calculates more nutritional values than any other cookbook software package and is the only program that provides a nutritional analysis of entire meals, not just recipes. Missing an ingredient? MasterCook II makes suggestions for appropriate substitutions that will make your recipe work. MasterCook II also provides a MenuMaker for planning entire meals.
 MasterCook II is also the most compatible cookbook software package available. Users can easily exchange recipes with friends using other cookbook software packages via MasterCook II's read-in feature.
 "MasterCook II makes it easy to prepare delicious, wholesome, healthy meals," said David Macdonald, president, Arion Software. "This program will save users time and money at the grocery store and in the kitchen."
 "MasterCook II is a perfect example of personal lifestyle software that's making a significant impact on the home applications market," said Dale Weideman, director of Spinnaker's Affiliated Label Program. "Just about anybody who cooks and uses a computer can master this program in less time than it takes to prepare some of the recipes."
 Besides marketing MasterCook II through the company's substantial retail channel of more than 15,000 outlets and the Power Up! Catalog, Spinnaker will also offer MasterCook II to its PC OEM partners. Spinnaker's Affiliated Label program is a partnership that gives other software companies the opportunity to market quality software solutions on a broad scale through Spinnaker's well-established retail channel, national sales representatives, and the Power Up! Catalog to reach millions of new customers.
 MasterCook II Details
 MasterCook II requires a 286-processor PC or higher running Windows 3.1 or higher, 2 MB RAM and 2.5 MB of free hard disk space.
 MasterCook II carries a street price of less than $30. It is available immediately. For more information about MasterCook II, call 1- 800-444-8104.
 About Spinnaker
 Spinnaker Software Corp. is a leading supplier of personal productivity software solutions for individuals, home offices and small business. The company produces titles for the Windows and DOS platforms, including PFS:WindowWorks, PFS:First Choice, PFS:Publisher, Express Publisher, Calendar Creator Plus, PFS:PowerAlbum, and PFS:Resume & Job Search Pro.
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 /CONTACT: Dan Chmielewski of Spinnaker, 617-494-1200, ext. 458/

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