Apple's New System 7.5 Update 2.0 System Software Free for Limited Time

New Version Offers Improved Stability, Performance

CUPERTINO, California--April 10, 1996--In response to increased customer demand for the recently announced System 7.5 Update 2.0 Mac OS system software, Apple Computer, Inc. today announced it will waive shipping and handling charges and make the software free of charge through May 31, 1996.

"There has been an enormous demand for System 7.5 Update 2.0," said Jim Gable, senior director of system software product marketing at Apple. "As a result of this demand, Apple's servers are badly overloaded and similar problems are occurring at other sites and online services who are offering the Upgrade. In waiving the shipping and handling charges, Apple can reach more people with System 7.5 Update 2.0 during this introductory period with the least possible inconvenience."

What is System 7.5 Update 2.0

System 7.5 Update 2.0 is a new Mac OS system software update designed to significantly enhance overall system stability while delivering some performance improvements for Apple Macintosh and Mac OS-compatible computers. System 7.5 Update 2.0 also gives customers a one-step easy solution to update all of their Macintosh computers running versions 7.5, 7.5.1 or 7.5.2 of System 7.5 [ ], including the PCI-based Power Macintosh computers, and bring them up to the latest version of the Mac OS--System 7.5.3. The Update also includes the latest version of Apple's new networking infrastructure, Open Transport 1.1. This version of Open Transport improves performance in many situations, particularly when using Internet standards.

Obtaining and Installing System 7.5 Update 2.0

Customers can order the update on CD-ROM or floppies in the U.S. The number to call in the United States to order the update is 1-800-293-6617, ext. 984. The number to call in Canada to order the update is 1-800-361-6075. Customers who have ordered this software from the Apple Order Center will not be charged.

System 7.5 Update 2.0 is a comprehensive update that will overwrite a large portion of your existing System Folder. As a result, it is highly recommended that all users follow the instructions in the

"Installing This Update" read-me file. This is especially important for those who have been experiencing system problems prior to the update or previously running beta versions of any system software (e.g. Open Transport).

Localized versions of the system update will be available to international customers in many countries by the end of the second calendar quarter of 1996. Apple also plans to update the Macintosh System 7.5 retail upgrade package to incorporate the improvements in System 7.5 Update 2.0 this summer.

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