REDMOND, Wash., Aug. 26, 1999 — Microsoft Corp. today announced the immediate availability of Word 98 Special Edition, which is expressly designed for customers of the new Apple iBook and iMac computers. It features the award-winning Microsoft® Word 98 Macintosh Edition, the choice of businesses, schools and homes everywhere, at an affordable price ($99 after rebate). In addition, the product offers content that helps people experience the excitement of home computing. Word 98 Special Edition includes the complete version of Word 98; thousands of new clip-art images; 100 new, professionally designed greeting card templates and sample greeting card paper; Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.5 browser software; and Microsoft Outlook® Express 4.5 messaging and collaboration client Macintosh Edition (free downloads of version 5.0 are planned to be available on its scheduled release in the fall; connect-time charges may apply). All the products are installed by one simple drag-and-drop step.
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