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Last post Author Topic: Rumors of Adobe releasing CS2 for free? (true or NOT true)  (Read 17633 times)

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« Last Edit: January 07, 2013, 05:39:32 PM by fenixproductions »

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Re: Adobe CS2 for free? (NOT SPAM)
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2013, 09:43:06 AM »
Holy crap! That's awesome! Thanks for posting it! :D  :Thmbsup:
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Re: Adobe CS2 for free? (NOT SPAM)
« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2013, 09:52:38 AM »
Seems a bit popular:

Screenshot - 1_8_2013 , 2_51_41 AM.png
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Re: Adobe CS2 for free? (NOT SPAM)
« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2013, 10:00:43 AM »
@Renegade
If you have AdobeID:
http://www.adobe.com...&e=cs2_downloads
Took me 10 minutes to see it.

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Re: Adobe CS2 for free? (NOT SPAM)
« Reply #4 on: January 07, 2013, 10:08:49 AM »
Getting the same error. :(
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Re: Adobe CS2 for free? (NOT SPAM)
« Reply #5 on: January 07, 2013, 10:10:49 AM »
Same error.

Thanks for posting it

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Re: Adobe CS2 for free? (NOT SPAM)
« Reply #6 on: January 07, 2013, 10:17:27 AM »
Yeah, their site time-outed on me a couple times. But I managed in.

Thanks for the share, fantastic tip.

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Re: Adobe CS2 for free? (NOT SPAM)
« Reply #7 on: January 07, 2013, 10:26:28 AM »
Still haven't been able to get to it.  But thanks for the heads up!  I'm still using a *really* old version of photoshop, so this is welcome!  (If I can get to it, that is.  :o)

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Re: Adobe CS2 for free? (NOT SPAM)
« Reply #8 on: January 07, 2013, 10:39:11 AM »
Nice one :Thmbsup:.

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Re: Adobe CS2 for free? (NOT SPAM)
« Reply #9 on: January 07, 2013, 10:48:26 AM »
If anybody manages to actually download this, please let me know!

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Re: Adobe CS2 for free? (NOT SPAM)
« Reply #10 on: January 07, 2013, 10:53:13 AM »
I actually did.

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Re: Adobe CS2 for free? (NOT SPAM)
« Reply #11 on: January 07, 2013, 11:22:41 AM »
As fenix ordered me to, I'm pasting direct download links. You can create account later and get the code (same for all).

CS2:
http://download.adob...iveSuiteCS2Disc1.exe
http://download.adob...iveSuiteCS2Disc2.exe
http://download.adob...iveSuiteCS2Disc3.exe

CS2 Extras:
http://download.adob...2.0_WWE_Extras_1.exe

Video Tutorial:
http://download.adob...S2_EOL/MLTI/VCS2.zip

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Re: Adobe CS2 for free? (NOT SPAM)
« Reply #12 on: January 07, 2013, 11:47:14 AM »

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Re: Adobe CS2 for free? (NOT SPAM)
« Reply #13 on: January 07, 2013, 12:09:43 PM »
@pastakiller and fenixproductions

Thank you very much for this. The install notes also mention CS_2.0_WWE_Extras_2.exe. Would you happen to have a direct link for that too?

BTW, what does it take to get the serial number for this? I do have an Adobe ID but I wasn't able to load that page. Would there be a direct link to that page as well?

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Re: Adobe CS2 for free? (NOT SPAM)
« Reply #14 on: January 07, 2013, 12:11:25 PM »
@pastakiller and fenixproductions

Thank you very much for this. The install notes also mention CS_2.0_WWE_Extras_2.exe. Would you happen to have a direct link for that too?

Extras_2 is not included in the offering. Apparently it is part of CS2 Premium, and the offering is just for CS2 Standard.

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Re: Adobe CS2 for free? (NOT SPAM)
« Reply #15 on: January 07, 2013, 12:18:15 PM »
More info via ghacks update3 and slickdeals-

http://slickdeals.ne...mac-digital-download

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Re: Adobe CS2 for free? (NOT SPAM)
« Reply #16 on: January 07, 2013, 12:42:18 PM »
Apparently the codes are not unique according to slickdeals.

Win 1130-1414-7569-4457-6613-5551, so those of you that have been able to get a code, can you confirm that you have the same code?
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Re: Adobe CS2 for free? (NOT SPAM)
« Reply #17 on: January 07, 2013, 12:45:25 PM »
Note CS2 isn't compatible (at least officially) with Vista or later.

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Re: Adobe CS2 for free? (NOT SPAM)
« Reply #18 on: January 07, 2013, 01:45:24 PM »
Note CS2 isn't compatible (at least officially) with Vista or later.

I'm still using Photoshop from CS3 on Win7 x64 so hopefully CS2 will still run ok.

More info via ghacks update3 and slickdeals-

http://slickdeals.ne...mac-digital-download

Good info in the comments there regarding above compatibility question.
« Last Edit: January 07, 2013, 01:50:50 PM by Stoic Joker »

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Re: Adobe CS2 for free? (NOT SPAM)
« Reply #19 on: January 07, 2013, 03:23:40 PM »
There is some new info now at the original Forbes blog site:

« Last Edit: January 07, 2013, 03:39:10 PM by dr_andus »

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Re: Adobe CS2 for free? (NOT SPAM)
« Reply #20 on: January 07, 2013, 03:36:42 PM »
(Edit 5: I just see even Acrobat 8 Pro was on "offer" - wow, what a scam. Well, perhaps I'll buy Acrobat 9 now, as a triple pdf "printer", for 120 bucks or so. Buy used sw - don't enrich the original developers! (Especially when it's Adobe.))

(Edit 4: Christmas was over, and we should have known better. Edit 6: From sites such as slickdeals, this outcome is what is regularly to be expected from them, mydealz in Germany, hundred of such sites: all they offer is crap - but Forbes has got me. Even when you're paranoid, you'll never be paranoid enough, as we've seen today.)

(Edit 3: Just see the doctor is faster than me every time today, but for Adobe - or just for the man with the three names, it's April's Fools' Day on January 7, this year? And as for the "you ain't legally entitled", forget it, since Adobe products (even from 2002/2003) invariably phone home! What CRAP! (cannot say what I think about that "X Y-Hughes over there", would be censored here. Let Forbes go bankrupt!)

(Edit 2: What about that awful Forbes post???!!! The update I mean.)

(Edit: Just see I'm not the only one who's caught the interest of this kind offer for just Acrobat alone.)

This is the scoop of the year, imo. I've got quite a pack of their sw (almost 3,000 bucks over the years, so this comes as kind of a "fidelity reward" to me (if it comes), so I have an ID with them, don't get "in" (300 fruitless tries or so), but this will hopefully change. As a student, you can get even their current package for a very decent price, but for non-students, this "old" package is what we need!  (I've got many rather old versions from them since their update prices ain't but for updating the last 2 versions; if yours are older than that, you'll pay full price, and in Europe, that's about 2 times the U.S. price anyway - I'm not blaming Adobe, I want just to explain why in Europe, they sell a lot less of their stuff than they could, with a more decent pricing scheme.

Don't overlook a "hidden" (= easily overlooked) gem here, which is Acrobat Standard 7 (and perhaps even for more than one pc)

The current version is 11 (not X anymore), and even one-comp-only (!) OEM versions of Acrobat Standard 9 cost about 80 bucks, the same for up to 3 comps 120 or more, so Acrobat 7 for free comes extremely handy - I know since I use Acrobat Elements 6 (which just offers a virtual pdf printer, but then, it's the "original", "legit" one), on just 1 comp.

There are endless discussions in the web (and here) about what third-party pdf "printers" and such deliver acceptable results, and in what circumstances, so even if you don't use your Acrobat 7 but as a genuine pdf "printer" on all your comps, it's of the highest interest. This is a real blow to third-party pdf offerings, as would indeed be even more so some more realistic price policies for Acrobat in general, in the future (which will probably never come). Even my crippled Acrobat 6 produces flawless pdf's, even for hundreds of pages, so I look forward to Standard 7 with big expectations (and I would be very pleased to replace my Nineties Adobe graphics softwares with the about 2002/2003 "CS2" ones).

And this is not speaking of all the powerhouses there, Photoshop (for many), Illustrator (for some), etc.

The scoop of the year, I say, won't be toppable. More than just great. Nobody should say, "I don't do graphics, I don't need it" - just install Acrobat 7, for a beginning, and then for the other applics, the day will come you'll be happy to have this or that, within the collection.

And now for the task of registering this little wonder!

(And if they offer you an update for less than 600 bucks - remember, under normal circumstances, CS2 would not even be upgradeable anymore (since more than 2 versions "old") - take it: It's state-of-the-art sw, even my ages-old versions are top-notch. (Without such an exceptional planned update offering, why would they give CS2 away now, so expect that to come your way afterwards - begin saving up for it!))
« Last Edit: January 07, 2013, 04:03:40 PM by helmut85 »

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Re: Adobe CS2 for free? (NOT SPAM)
« Reply #21 on: January 07, 2013, 04:02:25 PM »
Saw it mentioned on Twitter earlier today, contemplated grabbing a copy... then scratched my beard and tried to think of what Photoshop would offer me that Paint.NET doesn't. And then there's the rest of the stuff that I don't even know what is, so... yeah.

(If I was into doing PDFs, Acrobat might have been interesting; other stuff I've looked at has been howwible, not the least XSL-FO + FOP).
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Re: Adobe CS2 for free? (NOT SPAM)
« Reply #22 on: January 07, 2013, 04:05:51 PM »
I very much like your signet, f0dder, totally represents my present mood. But their products are fine stuff, that's why they get such prices.

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Re: Adobe CS2 for free? (NOT SPAM)
« Reply #23 on: January 07, 2013, 04:11:05 PM »
Like the saying goes: If it sounds too good to be true - it isn't.

This from Forbes and Adobe:

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Update: Following a frenzy of Internet activity — and some confusion — it appears that Adobe isn’t giving away free copies of Adobe CS2.

Adobe scientist Dov Isaacs clarifies:

    On behalf of Adobe Systems Incorporated …

    You have heard wrong! Adobe is absolutely not providing free copies of CS2!


    What is true is that Adobe is terminating the activation servers for CS2 and that for existing licensed users of CS2 who need to reinstall their software, copies of CS2 that don’t require activation but do require valid serial numbers are available. (Special serial numbers are provided on the page for each product download.) See <http://forums.adobe.com/thread/1114930>.

 :)

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Re: Adobe CS2 for free? (NOT SPAM)
« Reply #24 on: January 07, 2013, 04:24:21 PM »
Forbes has now Schrödinger's cat on their page ;)

YOU CAN'T USE IT
YOU CAN USE IT

They should,  least, use < s > tag for old info…