The 8.0.2 Update Is Free And Now Works With PhotoShop Elements

Watsonville, CA, December 15, 2003 — Aladdin Systems, Inc., an
Aladdin Systems Holdings, Inc., company (OTC BB: ALHI), today
announced that it has released StuffIt Deluxe(r) 8.0.2, a new update
to its popular suite. The 8.0.2 version, available as a free update
to existing StuffIt Deluxe 8.0 and 8.0.1 customers, provides full
support for Mac OS X 10.3 “Panther,” includes a new version of
StuffIt Archive Via Rename(tm), and plus new options to allow users
to determine whether UNIX file permissions are set when files are
expanded from non-UNIX-compatible file formats. The update is
available at: StuffIt
Standard 8.0.2 is also available.

StuffIt Deluxe, the complete compression solution, makes it easy to
compress, backup, access, and share important information. StuffIt
Deluxe includes easy to use Drag and Drop tools, such as DropStuff
and StuffIt expander, and also includes powerful applications that
allow browsing and updating the contents the of an archive. StuffIt
Deluxe integrates into the Finder’s menu bar, allowing users to
Compress and send an email with a single click, integrates into Mac
OS X’s command line environment, and even allows users to compress
and decompress information simply by changing file names in the
Finder. StuffIt 8.0.2 allows users to schedule backups and burn to
CD/DVD with Archive Assistant(tm), adds plug-ins for Adobe’s
Photoshop(r) and Illustrator(r) and makes archives faster than ever.

StuffIt Deluxe 8.0.2 features Aladdin’s exclusive StuffIt X archive
file format that offers users unparalleled security by using 512bit
RC4 encryption. Users can also choose to create “self-repairing”
archives, using the redundancy feature, which can rebuild data that
is lost or damaged due to transfer errors or bad media.

StuffIt 8.0.2 Features and Benefits:
* Creation of StuffIt, Zip and Unix archives
* Schedule backups automatically
* Burn archives to CD or DVD with Archive Assistant(tm)
* Plug-ins for Photoshop, Illustrator, and Microsoft Word(r)
* Archive Via Rename- expands or makes archives by adding or removing
..sit, .sitx, .zip, or .tgz to the file name
* Improved compression speed
* Access .yenc and .cab files

The StuffIt 8.0.2 update is free to 8.0-8.0.1 users. StuffIt Deluxe
8.0.x is available for a suggested retail price of $79.99 from
retail, catalog, and online channels. Registered users of StuffIt
Deluxe and StuffIt Standard Edition can upgrade for $29.99 until
March 31, 2004 direct from Aladdin or via a $50 mail-in rebate.
StuffIt is also available for the Windows(r), Macintosh(r), Linux,
and Solaris(tm) platforms at

System Requirements
StuffIt Deluxe 8.0.2 requires Mac(r) OS X, 10.1.5 (10.2 for
CD-burning and AVR) or higher including Panther. StuffIt also needs
64 MB available RAM and 30 MB available disk space. StuffIt Deluxe
7.0.3 is available for users of Mac OS 8.6 to OS 9.2.

Aladdin Systems: Everyday Solutions(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.
Aladdin provides everyday solutions that enable people and businesses
to communicate and manage their ideas and information.