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Exhibit 3 Macromedia Responses to questions about a Windows 2000 Patch

Subject: DB in Win 2K

Date: 12/18/1999

Author: Michael K Lewis <@designerbytes.com>

 

  Anyone found a fix for the anomolies with DB2000 in Win2000?

 

  

Subject:

Re: DB in Win 2K

Date: 12/19/1999

Author: Kevin Beckwith <@bigpond.net.au>

 

  Nope. Seeing as Win2K has now gone RTM I am hoping that there will be a fix very, very, very soon...

   

  Kevin

TECHNOTE 2276 FROM THE MACROMEDIA WEB SITE

Drumbeat 2000 and Windows 2000

  2276

  Drumbeat 2000 Tech Note Jan 06, 2000

  Keywords:Configuration, General, Microsoft Technology, Software Issues, Web Development

  

  Drumbeat 2000 and Windows 2000

  

  Product: Drumbeat 2000  Platform: Win 95/98/NT  Versions: 2000  ID: 2276

        Description

        Issue

  

  Drumbeat is not fully functional with the current release of Windows 2000 and is known to contain incompatibilities with Windows 2000.

       Reason

  

  Windows 2000 is beta software and is not recommended for use with Drumbeat at  this time.

        

  Solution

  

 Drumbeat is supported on Windows 95, Windows 98, and NT 4 Workstation and Server.

Subject: Re: Drumbeat on Windows 2000 is trouble.

Date:  02/14/2000

Author:  Leif <@intellocity.com>

 

   > DB and Win2000 don't go well together at this point.  Patch is awaited.

  

 Has Macromedia acknowledged this yet??

 

Subject: Re: Drumbeat on Windows 2000 is trouble.

Date:  02/14/2000

Author:  Jeff Von Ward <@macromedia.com>

 

  Leif:

  

  Yes, we have. Until there is a patch, we do not recommend using

  Drumbeat with Windows 2000.

 

Subject:

Re: Drumbeat on Windows 2000 is trouble.

Date: 02/15/2000

Author: Kevin Morgan <@mist.co.uk>

 

  Jeff,

  

  Kind of begs the question "When can we expect a patch?". I don't expect a specific date, but how about "within a month, within two months, or Q3 this year",

  etc.

  

  Thanks,

  

  Kev

Subject:

Re: Drumbeat on Windows 2000 is trouble.

Date: 02/15/2000

Author: Jeff Von Ward <@macromedia.com>

 

 

  Kevin:

  

  There has been no announcement on when (or even if) this will appear; I, like you and many other Drumbeat users, would like to see it sooner rather than

  later. I'll continue to do all I can here to make that happen. Was that vague enough for you? :-)

Subject:

Re: Drumbeat on Windows 2000 is trouble.

Date: 02/15/2000

Author: Leif <@intellocity.com>

 

 

  Jeff:

  

  Does Macromedia think this is a Windows 2000 problem, or put another way, is Macromedia waiting for a Windows 2000 patch that will enable Drumbeat

  to run on Windows 2000?

  

  Thanks,

  

  L.

Subject:

Re: Drumbeat on Windows 2000 is trouble.

Date: 02/15/2000

Author: Jeff Von Ward <@macromedia.com>

 

 

  Leif:

  

  I answered this question below; we think it is a Drumbeat 2000

  problem. See my other reply for more detail.

  

  Also we have this technote (which will need to be updated on the 17th):

  

  http://209.67.164.102/technotes/TechNote.asp?DBTN_Action=Find('KBID','2276')

Subject:

Windows 2000 & Feb 17

Date: 02/15/2000

Author: Leif <@intellocity.com>

 

 

  What is Macromedia's position on the incompatibility of Drumbeat and Windows 2000?

  

  Is our company waiting for a Drumbeat 2000 patch from Macromedia or does Macromedia see this as a Microsoft Windows 2000 problem requiring a

  Windows 2000 patch from Microsoft?

  

  Regards,

  

 Leif

Subject:

Re: Windows 2000 & Feb 17

Date: 02/15/2000

Author: Jeff Von Ward <@macromedia.com>

 

  Leif:

  

  No, we see it as a Drumbeat 2000 problem requiring a Drumbeat patch; this won't happen right away, though; these things do take time and your patience

  is appreciated. I think this is the third time I've answered this question for you, by the way, so let me know if I'm not addressing it in some way that you're

  expecting it to be addressed. (Obviously we all want to see a patch and as soon as possible!)

  

  Also, not that it helps any, but Drumbeat isn't the only program that is incompatible with Windows 2000. AutoCad, Lotus Notes 5 and others I hear need to

  be patched as well.

  

  For a list of compatible programs, you can visit Microsoft's website:

  

  http://www.microsoft.com/windows/professional/deploy/compatible

Subject:

Re: win2k is out.. not so the patch for db

Date: 02/16/2000

Author: Jeff Von Ward <@macromedia.com>

 

  Nice Tea:

  

  If you must use Windows 2000 on your development machine, you'll need to switch to Visual Interdev for the time being; no announcement has been made

  about when (or if) a Drumbeat 2000 patch will be made

  available.

  

  On Wed, 16 Feb 2000 19:04:28 +0100, NiceTea <chill_nice@hotmail.com>

  wrote:

  

  >We are changing our systems to win2k. Of course we would need the

  >patch now for drumbeat. Can we expect something to happen or do we

  >have to switch to visual interdev?

  

  

  Best,

  Jeff

  

  Jeff Von Ward

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Subject:

Re: Any news on Win2k version ?

Date: 03/27/2000

Author: Jeff Von Ward <@macromedia.com>

 

 

   Daniel:

   

   We have no further news on the topic yet.

   

   From what I've seen on the newsgroups, the people who have used it successfully are either a) only publishing to a server with IIS 5 but authoring on another

   machine without Windows 2000 installed or b) working with an earlier beta of the OS.

   

   On Mon, 27 Mar 2000 10:30:28 +0200, Serial # 19781010

   <demcom@christianstad.com> wrote:

   

   >Has anyone heard anything about an upgrade for Drumbeat 2000 ?

   >

   >I read some has gotten it to work with Win2k, but most have

   >experienced problems.

   >

   

   Best,

   Jeff

   

   Jeff Von Ward

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 Macromedia Technical Support