New Macintosh Release Provides Improved Access To
TAR Archives, RAR 3.0 Archives, And Better Compression

Watsonville, CA- April 9, 2003 – Aladdin Systems, Inc., an Aladdin Systems
Holdings, Inc. company (OTC BB: ALHI), today shipped StuffIt Deluxe(r)
7.0.3 and StuffIt Standard Edition(tm) 7.0.3, the newest Macintosh versions
of the industry-standard access and compression utilities. The 7.0.3
release improves support for Mac OS X’s UNIX environment by adding the
ability to browse Tape Archives (.Tar), Bzip2, and Gzip. The update
provides support for RAR 3.0, adds an improved “Expert Mode” dialog for
compression settings, and fixes a number of bugs. StuffIt Deluxe 7.0.3 was
optimized to provide tighter compression of a wide range of file types.

“The release of StuffIt 7.0.3, with its support for browsing both
compressed and uncompressed Tape Archives, strengthens Aladdin’s commitment
to Mac OS X and its powerful UNIX framework,” said Matthew Covington,
product manager. “The addition of RAR 3.0 support also provides an even
greater level of compatibility for users switching to the Mac from Windows.”

The new StuffIt X(tm) (.sitx) file format in version 7, integrates
compression with security and safety options to meet the requirements of
business and today’s digital lifestyle. StuffIt X provides stronger
encryption (512 bit), improved compression (up to 30% over previous
formats), error-correction, archive sizes over two gigabytes, and support
for long file names. StuffIt Deluxe includes Microsoft Word integration for
fast access to the popular Stuff and Mail feature and an array of features
that help maximize disk space and make it easy to exchange files between
Mac, PC, Linux and UNIX computers.

Pricing and Availability
StuffIt Deluxe is $79.99 (USD) and is available directly from Aladdin,
major retailers and mail order catalogs in the US and Canada, and select
dealers worldwide. StuffIt Deluxe and other Aladdin products are available
from Aladdin’s international partners at:

Registered owners of earlier versions of StuffIt Lite, StuffIt Standard,
DropStuff, or DropZip can upgrade to StuffIt Deluxe 7.0.3 for $49.99
directly from Aladdin Systems at: or use a mail-in upgrade
rebate from retailers. StuffIt Standard Edition 7.0.3 has a street price of
$49.99 (US) and is available directly from Aladdin and other major online
retailers worldwide.

Free updates for StuffIt 7.0.x owners:
Registered owners of StuffIt Deluxe 7.0 and 7.0.1 can update free to
StuffIt Deluxe 7.0.3 by downloading the update directly from Aladdin
Systems at: Registered owners of
StuffIt Standard 7.0, DropStuff 7.0, DropZip 7.0 or DropTar 7.0 can update
free by downloading the StuffIt Standard 7.0.3 update directly from Aladdin
Systems at:

StuffIt is available for the Windows(r), Macintosh(r), Linux, and
Solaris(tm) platforms at: Users can register their
copy of StuffIt at:

System Requirements
StuffIt 7.0.3 runs from Mac OS X down to Mac OS 8.6.

Aladdin Systems: The Leader in Access Management(tm) Founded in 1988,
Aladdin Systems, Inc, an Aladdin Systems Holdings, Inc. company (OTC BB:
ALHI), develops and publishes award-winning software solutions for Windows,
Macintosh, Linux, and Solaris, including the new StuffIt X technology,
integrating compression with security and safety options to meet the
requirements of business and today’s digital lifestyle. Aladdin enables
people and business to communicate and manage their ideas and information.
Aladdin’s software offers a range of solutions to empower users in the area
of information access, removal, recovery, security, and Internet

Aladdin is located at 245 Westridge Drive, Watsonville, CA 95076, USA.
Telephone: (831) 761-6200; Fax (831) 761-6206. Internet: or email