Full Version FREE Adobe Products: CS2 vintage

Discussion in 'Image Processing' started by kyteflyer, Jan 7, 2013.

  1. kyteflyer

    kyteflyer ~@¿@~

    Jan 31, 2011
    Newcastle, Australia
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    Adobe has decided to be generous with its older products and give them away for free. If you have an older computer, its probably worth the grab. They might be old, but they are still good.

    Adobe - CS2 Downloads

    CS2 System Requirements

    Mac OS X v.10.2.8–v.10.3.8. PowerPC® G4 or G5 processor
    Microsoft® Windows® 2000/Windows XP. Intel® Pentium® III or 4 processor

    Products being given away:

    Creative Suite 2
    Acrobat 3D 1.0
    Acrobat Standard 7.0
    Acrobat Pro 8.0
    Audition 3.0
    GoLive CS2
    Illustrator CS2
    InCopy CS2
    InDesign CS2
    Photoshop CS2
    Photoshop Elements 4.0/5.0
    Adobe Premiere Pro 2.0
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  2. Lawrence A.

    Lawrence A. SC All-Pro

    Nov 8, 2012
    New Mexico
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  3. kyteflyer

    kyteflyer ~@¿@~

    Jan 31, 2011
    Newcastle, Australia
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    I use a Mac, and its not a G series, so not for me. I posted only in case others who for whatever reason have been unable to buy any of the products, or who have not upgraded in ages. Your pointer will likely help a lot of Windows users so thank you :)

    I also posted in the other thread, because I looked in this forum for a post about it, didnt expect to see it anywhere else.
  4. grebeman

    grebeman Old Codgers Group

    Jul 13, 2010
    South Brent, south Devon (UK)
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    Thank you both for these links, CS2 is now up and running on my recently acquired Windows 7 64 bit machine and should prove very useful for editing tiffs from Sigma Photo Pro and for printing.

  5. Chrispynutt

    Chrispynutt New to SC

    Feb 10, 2012
    FYI Adobe has come out and said that these downloads are only for owners of the CS2 generation applications. This is because they retired the CS2 activation servers back in December. They agreed in their licenses to provide activation free versions once they retire their activation servers.

    Adobe bloggers have said it is highly unlikely they will go after downloaders of the software.

    However this is not free and legal. It is potentially free without legal consequence. However you only have the word of some bloggers from within Adobe. Not Adobe's legal department.

    Please bare this in mind.
  6. kyteflyer

    kyteflyer ~@¿@~

    Jan 31, 2011
    Newcastle, Australia
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    No, actually I am calling it legit (in a way). Try getting even a demo without signing in... you cant. This page is open to the public and the serials are there for anyone to get.

    I've just done some hunting around and whilst they say they did it for their customers (logical) it still seems to me its a giveaway without Adobe really saying it is.
  7. phrenic

    phrenic SC Regular

    Nov 14, 2012
    Yeah I can't help but think they are not super concerned who would get access when you post up the download links and serial numbers onto your public site, and again dont require a log-in authorization or anything..maybe its for legal or accounting purposes to release it with a wink wink it's not actually free for you guys (aka don't bother us for support or whatever).