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nklb
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Re: Free Adobe Creative Suite CS2

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


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.


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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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nklb
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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


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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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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.