(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!))