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Adobe Systems' John Warnock Inducted into Computer Reseller News Hall of Fame for Contribution to Technology Innovation

Adobe Products Honored with Industry Awards at Comdex

COMDEX, Las Vegas, NV, (November 17, 1998)  - Adobe Systems Incorporated announced that John Warnock, Adobe's chief executive officer and chairman of the board, will be inducted into the Computer Reseller News (CRN) Hall of Fame at a ceremony held today at the New York, New York Hotel.

This year's induction ceremony, which recognizes 10 of the industry's leading innovators, marks the second year of the CRN Hall of Fame. Inductees are selected by CRN editors and the Computer Museum, Boston.

"John Warnock is being inducted into the industry Hall of Fame by Computer Reseller News for revolutionizing the desktop publishing industry," said Robert Faletra, vice president, editorial director of CMP Media, Inc. and editor-in-chief of Computer Reseller News. "Through Adobe and the PostScript(R) language, John is one of the true pioneers of the information age."

For three decades, Warnock, who co-founded Adobe Systems with Charles Geschke in 1982, has been respected as an innovator in the field of computer software. He has been granted four patents, has contributed many articles to both technical journals and industry magazines and is a frequent speaker on critical issues in the computer and publishing industries.

Adobe Products Receive Industry Honors
Also at Comdex, Adobe swept the annual PC Computing MVP awards winning in several categories. The PC Computing MVP Awards recognize the year's most outstanding business computing products for their achievements in usability, innovation, performance, technology, and value. The four award-winning Adobe products chosen for distinction were Adobe Illustrator(R) 8.0 in the Illustration and Design category; Adobe PageMaker(R) 6.5 in the Professional Desktop Publishing category; Adobe Photoshop(R) 5.0 in the Professional Image Editor category; and Adobe Premiere(R) 5.0 in the Video Editing category. Adobe PhotoDeluxe(R) Business Edition was a finalist in the Personal Image Editor category

Home Office Computing, another highly-regarded industry publication, chose Adobe Photoshop 5.0, Adobe PageMill(R) 3.0, and Adobe PhotoDeluxe Business Edition as recipients of Silver Awards.

About Adobe Systems Incorporated
Founded in 1982, Adobe Systems is a leading provider of publishing and imaging software technologies, and the second largest desktop software company in the world with annual revenues approaching $1 billion. The company builds award-winning software solutions for professional publishers, web and graphic designers, document-intensive organizations, business users, and consumers. Adobe's products enable customers to create, publish and deliver visually-rich images and documents across all print and electronic media. The company employs more than 2,700 employees worldwide and has operations in North America, Europe, the Pacific Rim, Japan and Latin America. Adobe's worldwide headquarters is in San Jose, California and its web site is located at


Adobe Editorial Contact
Analyst/Press Contact:
Kristin Fabos
Adobe Systems Incorporated

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