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nklb
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Free Adobe Creative Suite CS2

Wow! Old version, but still, great deal!

Keep trying if you have trouble; the deal is pretty popular at the moment.

Direct link to Adobe: »www.adobe.com/cfusion/entitlemen···&cj=true

For those wondering about the history of this, it is because they disabled the activation servers for CS2: »helpx.adobe.com/x-productkb/poli···=4485850



DownTheShore
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"We're sorry, the site area you've requested is unavailable. Please try again later."



nklb
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Keep trying, it'll go through. As I mentioned, it's insanely busy at the moment as this only recently became available.

News story about this: »www.petapixel.com/2013/01/07/ado···suite-2/


AntonyLingo

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Is this available for mac?



nklb
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said by AntonyLingo:

Is this available for mac?

Yes, but the mac version is not as compatible with current-gen systems as the Windows version.


nklb
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Looks like the link is back up and no more login needed



DownTheShore
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In the process of getting it now, thanks.

Downloads are very slow, though. But beggars can't be choosers...



dandelion
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reply to nklb

Attempting it now..hope it is free.. am only trying Photoshop CS2



Stacy
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said by nklb:

Yes, but the mac version is not as compatible with current-gen systems as the Windows version.

From what I remember the Mac version of CS 2 is PowerPc. Intel Based Macs running Leopard or Snow Leopard may be able to run it under Rosetta but Lion and Mountain Lion no longer support PowerPC software. It probably won't support many raw files developed after 2005 or so. Still, if you've got an old Mac it may be better than nothing.


pcdebb
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said by nklb:

News story about this: »www.petapixel.com/2013/01/07/ado···suite-2/

From the link:

quote:
Update: It appears that the downloads and universal serial numbers are intended for customers who need to re-install (the CS2 activation server was killed of at the end of last year).

with the activation server being dead as was mention, it's still good, yes? for my needs, the older version is just fine. as the versions get newer, it gets more bloated and it seems the learning curve gets worse for me

nice find!

Edit: as I read further, I'm seeing conflicting info, and it's not "free", but only for those that had a legal copy and "lost" it......
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dandelion
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I had a legal copy but it is on my old computer. Suppose I can use this one?



nklb
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reply to Stacy

said by Stacy:

It probably won't support many raw files developed after 2005 or so. Still, if you've got an old Mac it may be better than nothing.

That's the beauty of the free Adobe DNG converter


DownTheShore
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said by pcdebb:

Edit: as I read further, I'm seeing conflicting info, and it's not "free", but only for those that had a legal copy and "lost" it......

If Adobe posts it openly on their own site with the serial numbers to activate it and keeps the site up after it is realized that other-than-previous-owners are downloading it, it's free for everyone as far as I'm concerned.

They'll probably wind up getting more customers for their current programs by giving more people an actual familiarity with their old versions - rather than their products just being a known brand name.
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Jodokast96
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There is apparently some wiggle room in the wording Adobe has used as well, so it may still be legal, even if it wasn't their intent to give it away. As many have said, Adobe you screwed up. At least spin it in your favor.



dandelion
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»www.digitalartsonline.co.uk/news···iveaway/

PS Adobe is denying the giveaway



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Per my conversation with Adobe. Please excuse the typos.
: Hello. Welcome to Adobe Technical Support.

Vijay: Hi Don,

Vijay: I have received your query. Please allow me a moment to verify your account and to review the details of your request.

Vijay: I understand that you want to know whether CS2 is for free which is available at Adobe website, Am I correct?

Don: That is right it can be down loaded and the ser# nubber is posted with it. But there are conflicting stories as to it being a mistake or for real.

Vijay: Thank you for confirming the issue.

Vijay: I'll be glad to help you with this.

Vijay: Don, let me explain.

Vijay: If you own CS2 and want to re-install it, you will be able to install it however you will not be able to activate since Activation server for CS2 is disabled,

Vijay: Since we provide those customers to CS2 download link with new serial number.

Vijay: Is there anything else I can help you with?

Don: If I don't lready own it then I can't download and instal it Is trhat what you are saying.

Vijay: Don, As per Adobe policy, it should not be downloaded if the customers really do not own CS2.

Don: What good is new number if activation server is disabled

Don: And it can now be downloaded on the adobe site

Vijay: Yes.

Vijay: Do you have any more questions for me?

Don: What good is new number if activation server is disabled

Vijay: Don, the new serial number does not required activation,

Don: Thank you

Vijay: You are welcome.

Vijay: Is there anything else I can help you with?

Don: thats all thank you

Vijay: You are welcome.

Vijay: You may choose to print or email a copy of this chat transcript by using the options at the top right corner of this chat window.

Vijay: Thank you for contacting Adobe. Good Bye.
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dandelion
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The conversation as usual with most tech support is confusing... at least to me.



DownTheShore
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Well, I grabbed it without twisting myself into an ethical quandary, since I wasn't even required to login or create an account to access that page. If the Photoshop police come after me, I'll give the files back to them.



DeathK
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If they've got the direct download links to software that no longer requires activation and serial numbers on a public page on their site it's free software. They can try to spin it however they want.
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badd
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DTS and Deathk I agree with both of you. I just wanted to see what they had to say about it instead of what all the other sites were saying.
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Hayward
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Hey and it not just CS its like all their past generation stuff

Illustrator, Acrobat, etc.

Boy they have to catch onto this soon.

No problem getting on or flow at 4am.
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BigBlarg

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reply to nklb

Nice find.

I still prefer Photoshop 7. It was fast and did all I wanted.



badd
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The link now takes you to Adobe home page.
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Karride
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The One I've got still works:
»www.adobe.com/downloads/cs2_down···dex.html



pcdebb
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said by badd:

Don: What good is new number if activation server is disabled

Vijay: Don, the new serial number does not required activation,

Don: Thank you

Vijay: You are welcome.

this right here says the reps have absolutely no idea wtf they are talking about. so if someone wants to say something, i'd refer back to this exact statement.
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pcdebb
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said by badd:

The link now takes you to Adobe home page.

that link still works for me
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badd
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It's working again for mr now. I got all I wanted yesterday from there. Was just trying to keep people updated on it.
Think I will bow out now and kmbms
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SueS
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What can you do with inDesign?



seagreen
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InDesign is for page layouts as in print documents.



SueS
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Thank you