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FILEMAKER PRO 2.0 GARNERS 16 TOP PC INDUSTRY AWARDS IN FIRST FOUR MONTHS OF SHIPPING

 SANTA CLARA, Calif., Feb. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- FileMaker Pro 2.0, the end-user database manager from Claris Corp., has totaled 16 "Best Product" awards from leading U.S. and international technology and consumer magazines. Claris shipped FileMaker Pro 2.0 for Macintosh in September 1992 and FileMaker Pro 2.0 for Windows in the following month.
 Heading the list of recent awards are PC Magazine's Editor's Choice Award for Best End-User Database and Best Database Product, the Home Office Computing magazine Editor's Choice Award for Best Windows and Macintosh Database, Windows Magazine for Windows 100 Awards and Windows User Magazine for Best Database Product of the Year.
 Earlier this month, InfoWorld, a leading personal computing weekly, ranked FileMaker Pro 2.0 for Windows the top-scoring end-user database for performance, documentation, support policies, technical support and value in its Jan. 18, 1993 issue above five other leading end-user databases following its in-depth laboratory testing.
 InfoWorld's editors wrote "FileMaker Pro came the closest to meeting our image of the ideal product....defining a table in FileMaker was simple and the program automatically generated a data entry form. Niceties such as a spelling checker and fields that automatically expand when you overfill them make FileMaker Pro stand out from the crowd."
 FileMaker Pro 2.0 for Windows, unlike other database managers, offers users complete flexibility and versatility in setting up a database quickly -- without the assistance of a high-priced database consultant.
 Users work with Filemaker Pro 2.0 in four basic modes: Browse, Find, Layout, and Preview. Switching between these four screens, users can easily design a database, present and format data, search for records, summarize data, print reports and print mailing labels and envelopes. At no point is it necessary to write a single line of programming language code.
 Ideal for work group settings that use both Macintoshes and PCs, FileMaker Pro 2.0 for Windows and Macintosh, which share 85 percent common code, are designed to look and work alike, enabling the greatest possible interoperability with minimal support and training. One file format is shared by the Mac and Windows versions, so databases created on a PC or Macintosh can run on either platform without modification or translation.
 The following national and international publications have honored FileMaker Pro 2.0 with awards:
 -- Windows User Magazine 1992 Best Award for Windows Databases, January 1993 issue.
 -- Windows Magazine Windows 100 Award for Best Windows Database, January 1993 issue.
 -- InfoWorld "Best Score," End User Database Product Comparison, Jan. 18, 1993 issue.
 -- PC Magazine "Best of '92" Products (Windows), Jan. 12, 1993 issue.
 -- PC Magazine "Editor's Choice Award" for Best Non-Programmable Database (Windows), Jan. 26, 1993 issue.
 -- PC Week "Best Product of the Week," Nov. 9, 1992 issue.
 -- MacUser Magazine "Eddy Award" for Best Business Productivity Application, January 1993 issue.
 -- MacWorld Magazine (Australia) "World Class Award" for Best Database, January 1993 issue.
 -- MacWorld Magazine (Sweden) "Product of the Year" Databases Category, January 1993 issue.
 -- MacUser Magazine "Five Mice" Award, January 1993 issue.
 -- Home Office Computing "Editor's Choice for Best Database" (Mac and Windows), January 1993 issue.
 -- MacWeek Editor's Choice Diamond Award (Mac), Dec. 12, 1992 issue.
 -- BYTE Magazine Honorable Mention (Windows), January 1993 issue.
 -- Byte-Readers Choice Award-Programmable Database Manager (Mac), June 1992 issue.
 -- MACWORLD-World Class Award (Mac), August 1992 issue.
 -- Icones D'or (France) for Best Database, December 1992 issue.
 "We are extremely pleased by the overwhelming amount of industry recognition bestowed upon FileMaker Pro," said Daniel L. Eilers, president and chief executive officer, Claris Corp. "The honors indicate that we have achieved our design goal of delivering the best tool on the market to help Windows and Macintosh users easily manage their data and information."
 Available through authorized Claris resellers, the product sells at a suggested retail price of $399. Competitive trade-ups to FileMaker Pro 2.0 for Windows, all priced at $99 (suggested retail price through June 1993), are available to users of other database software products including the following: Approach for Windows; Microsoft Access; Microsoft FoxPro; DataEase Express; PFS Professional File; dBASE; rBASE; Reflex; PC File; PFS File; Borland Paradox; Alpha Four; and Nutshell. For more information on FileMaker Pro Translator for Q & A 4.0 conversion specifics and other Claris products, call 408-727-8227.
 Claris Corp., a leading worldwide vendor of Windows and Macintosh software, is a subsidiary of Apple Computer Inc. (NASDAQ-NMS: AAPL), with headquarters in Santa Clara.
 NOTE: Claris and FileMaker are registered trademarks of Claris Corp. All other product names, logos, trademarks or registered trademarks are property of their respective owners.
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 /CONTACT: Kevin Mallon, 408-987-7227, or Steve Ruddock, 408-987-7202, both of Claris/
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