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Product: Flash 5.0
Company: Macromedia
Estimated Street Price: $399.00
Review By: Julien JAY

Final Results and Overall Mark

Table Of Contents
1: Introduction
2: Features
3: Advanced Features

4: Conclusion

Well we have reached the end of the review. Here are my final comments, notes and grades for Macromedia Flash 5.0.



Final Comments

How It Grades
  Installation: 95%
Performance: 90%
New GUI: 90%
Ease of use: 85%
Features: 95%
Manual: 90%
Price: 85%
Overall: 90%

With this release Macromedia confirms its undeniable leadership in the domain of web animation creation software. Flash 5 is a very good upgrade that every Flash 4 user will surely want to pick due to the many enhancements it brings. Macromedia listened to its customers by including new features they requested and frankly itís a success! During our tests Flash 5 showed its incredible power, which definitely convinced us. The only regret we may formulate is that the vector drawing tools arenít as good as the Adobe Illustrator ones and that the software can be unstable in some special conditions. Macromedia Flash 5 has already been massively adopted by leading Flash developers so why wait? Order it now!


Specs & Package
Overall Score 90%
Version Reviewed Macromedia Flash 5.0
Release Date Available now!
In The Box? 1 CD
1 Registration Card
1 user's guide
The Good Points Tons of new features
Nice new interface
New development oriented features
Movie Explorer is a real 'plus'!
The Bad Points No bad point, really
Reviewers PC Setup Pentium III 1 Ghz B
Intel VC820 Motherboard
Windows Millennium Edition
256 MB PC800 RDRAM w/ECC
DirectX 8
17" Sony Trinitron Monitor
Hercules 3D Prophet II Ultra 64Mb AGP 4x Graphics Card
Sound Blaster Live! Platinum 5.1
Adaptec 19160 Ultra SCSI card
Pinnacle Miro DC30+
Pinnacle Studio DV
Pinnacle Studio PCTV USB

Microsoft TrackBall Explorer
Microsoft Natural Keyboard Pro

DVD Pioneer 105s (16/40x)
PC Required

Minimum System

Windows 95/98/Me or Windows NT 4.0 SP3/2000
Pentium 133Mhz or greater
64Mb of RAM
CD-Rom Drive
80Mb of available hard disk space

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