Macworld Magazine Picks Best of Show Awards at Macworld Expo/SF

MACWORLD EXPO/SAN FRANCISCO– January 6, 2000–Macworld magazine, the preeminent Macintosh publication and Web site, today announced the winners of its "Best of Show Awards," representing the most exciting new hardware and software products announced at Macworld Expo. The awards were presented by Andrew Gore, Macworld magazine editor-in-chief. "With hundreds of new products and many new exhibitors at the show this year, our task was

incredibly challenging. Most remarkable are the host of new hardware products entering the market," reported Gore.

To be eligible for Best of Show consideration, products were either making their public debut at Macworld Expo or were recently introduced and likely

to generate excitement on the show floor. In addition, Macworld editors had to see the products in action, although some evaluations were based on beta

versions or prototypes. The "Best of Show Awards" represent an honor highly coveted within the Macintosh industry and are presented exclusively at the

twice yearly expo. For the final word on these products, check out Macworld magazine or www.macworld.com for authoritative reviews shortly after the

products ship.

Macworld Magazine Best of Show Awards for Macworld/San Francisco 2000

Apple Mac OS X

Apple¹s next-generation operating system, formally unveiled at Macworld Expo, provides the modern OS features Mac users have long clamored for,

along with a slick new graphical user interface.

Canon BJC-85

Canon (800/652-2666, www.canon.ccsi.com) thinks small with this portable ink-jet printer, which is barely larger than a tissue box.

Canon PowerShot S20

Canon (800/652-2666, www.canon.ccsi.com) has announced the first three-megapixel digital camera for the Macintosh.

Creative Labs Sound Blaster Live! Platinum

Creative Labs (408/428-6600, www.creative.com) marks its entry into the Mac market with its PCI audio card, which is wildly popular in the PC market.

IBM ViaVoice

IBM (800/772-2227, www.ibm.com/software/speech) wins the race with DragonSystems to deliver the first continuous-speech-recognition software

for the Mac.

Macromedia Dreamweaver 3/FireWorks 3

Macromedia (415/252-2000, www.macromedia.com) updates its Web authoring software programs by improving integration with other leading graphics

software, including Adobe Photoshop.

Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0

Microsoft (425/882-8080, www.microsoft.com) has added numerous usability enhancements to the default Mac Web browser, including improved rendering of

HTML pages and new search capabilities.

Micronet Sancube

This affordable, FireWire-based storage network from Micronet (949/453-6100, www.micronet.com) offers up to 220GB of online hard drive capacity with a

maximum throughput of 30MB per second.

Zaxwerks Invigorator

This Adobe After Effects plug-in from Zaxwerks (800/549-0250, www.zaxwerks.com) lets you create 3-D models, with sophisticated lighting

effects, from within the host program.

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