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Offline Methuselas

Adobe Creative Suite CS2 released for free.
« on: January 07, 2013, 08:54:51 PM »
http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-13727_7-57562515-263/adobe-releases-creative-suite-2-for-free/


Someone might find some use in this. It's for both Mac and PC, but the Mac version is still PPC, which is a boon for MorphOS peeps that dual boot.

Cheers.
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Offline kedawa

Re: Adobe Creative Suite CS2 released for free.
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2013, 08:59:30 PM »
I've long since dropped PS in favour of Paint.NET, since it's perfectly adequate for my needs, but it's about time they did this.  Now people just starting out in graphic design can get their feet wet without pirating CS.  I hope schools are on top of this.
 

Offline Methuselas

Re: Adobe Creative Suite CS2 released for free.
« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2013, 09:10:38 PM »
Quote from: kedawa;721645
I've long since dropped PS in favour of Paint.NET, since it's perfectly adequate for my needs, but it's about time they did this.  Now people just starting out in graphic design can get their feet wet without pirating CS.  I hope schools are on top of this.


Yup. I just updated to CS6, but it always annoyed me that Adobe was so greedy with their products. Macromedia wasn't like that. Shame they got bought out.
\'Using no way as way. Having no limitation as limitation.\' - Bruce Lee

\'No, sorry. I don\'t get my tits out. They\'re not actually real, you know? Just two halves of a grapefruit...\' - Miki Berenyi

\'Evil will always triumph because good is dumb.\' - Dark Helmet :roflmao:

\'And for future reference, it might be polite to ask someone if you can  quote them in your signature, rather than just citing them to make a  sales pitch.\' - Karlos. :rtfm: (I didn\'t ask, obviously......) :lol:
 

Offline zylesea

Re: Adobe Creative Suite CS2 released for free.
« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2013, 09:21:01 PM »
Quote from: Methuselas;721643
http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-13727_7-57562515-263/adobe-releases-creative-suite-2-for-free/


Someone might find some use in this. It's for both Mac and PC, but the Mac version is still PPC, which is a boon for MorphOS peeps that dual boot.

Cheers.


While most Adobe software is rather bloatware I really like Illustrator and InDesign. Will put those on my OS X partitition.

Offline cunnpole

Re: Adobe Creative Suite CS2 released for free.
« Reply #4 on: January 07, 2013, 09:41:49 PM »
Aparently Adobe made a booboo when shutting down the activation servers for CS2. These files are only for owners of CS2 and are not free to the general public. Seems the cat is out of the bag now though as the serials and direct links are widely available
 

Offline Ilwrath

Re: Adobe Creative Suite CS2 released for free.
« Reply #5 on: January 07, 2013, 09:43:06 PM »
Quote from: kedawa;721645
Now people just starting out in graphic design can get their feet wet without pirating CS.  I hope schools are on top of this.


Well, I doubt Adobe was too concerned about students pirating their products, as Adobe is earning the same for a pirated CS6 as they are for this free CS2.  

Personally, I think Adobe was getting concerned that people WEREN'T pirating their products, anymore.  The kids in school weren't learning on pirated Photoshop.  Pirating Photoshop was more pain than it's worth.  They were learning on Gimp or other free or cheap alternatives, instead.  Failing to hook people on the entry level was starting to hurt Adobe's bottom line in lost sales later.  Hook 'em early, then reel 'em in to pay later when they can afford it is a smart strategy.  A lot smarter than trying to strong-arm a $1000 package on someone who can't pay it, and then wondering why they resent you later.
 

Offline kedawa

Re: Adobe Creative Suite CS2 released for free.
« Reply #6 on: January 07, 2013, 09:48:03 PM »
Well, they did have student discounts and 'lite' versions of PS at various times, but the ubiquity of pirated CS certainly does help them remain the standard.
 

Offline Ilwrath

Re: Adobe Creative Suite CS2 released for free.
« Reply #7 on: January 07, 2013, 09:53:14 PM »
Quote from: cunnpole;721656
Aparently Adobe made a booboo when shutting down the activation servers for CS2. These files are only for owners of CS2 and are not free to the general public. Seems the cat is out of the bag now though as the serials and direct links are widely available


Of course, that could also be Adobe's strategy.  Dominance through incompetence.  That also sounds like them.  :D
 

Offline cunnpole

Re: Adobe Creative Suite CS2 released for free.
« Reply #8 on: January 07, 2013, 10:02:46 PM »
Quote from: Ilwrath;721662
Of course, that could also be Adobe's strategy.  Dominance through incompetence.  That also sounds like them.  :D


We can measure that incompetence by waiting to see how long it takes them to change the published file link paths... I'll be surprised if they bother (where's the tinfoil hat icon?)
 

Offline LoadWB

Re: Adobe Creative Suite CS2 released for free.
« Reply #9 on: January 07, 2013, 10:09:12 PM »
The Gimp.  Learning Inkscape.  The Gimp has a script for making Glow Icons :)
 

Offline amiman99

Re: Adobe Creative Suite CS2 released for free.
« Reply #10 on: January 07, 2013, 10:18:57 PM »
Quote from: cunnpole;721656
Aparently Adobe made a booboo when shutting down the activation servers for CS2. These files are only for owners of CS2 and are not free to the general public. Seems the cat is out of the bag now though as the serials and direct links are widely available
Try to activate my CS2 over the web and it did not work, so I found a serial generator and did it myself.
Tried the link and it's not working anymore.
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Offline cunnpole

Re: Adobe Creative Suite CS2 released for free.
« Reply #11 on: January 07, 2013, 10:25:50 PM »
Quote from: amiman99;721670
Tried the link and it's not working anymore.


The direct file links are still working and plenty of bloggers published the serial numbers. You found a keygen that isn't riddled with malware? they must be getting sloppy!
 

Offline bbond007

Re: Adobe Creative Suite CS2 released for free.
« Reply #12 on: January 07, 2013, 10:28:46 PM »
Quote from: cunnpole;721656
Aparently Adobe made a booboo when shutting down the activation servers for CS2. These files are only for owners of CS2 and are not free to the general public. Seems the cat is out of the bag now though as the serials and direct links are widely available

Keep in mind that Apple dropped Rosetta support so you'll also need an older copy OSX to run this CS2

I still use 7.0 :) so the PC version would still be an upgrade for me.
 

Offline amiman99

Re: Adobe Creative Suite CS2 released for free.
« Reply #13 on: January 07, 2013, 10:46:48 PM »
Quote from: cunnpole;721671
The direct file links are still working and plenty of bloggers published the serial numbers. You found a keygen that isn't riddled with malware? they must be getting sloppy!
Found it, downloading just in case for future reload. The keygen I used was recognized as virus, I'm not sure if it was real, but I used VirtualPC to generate the response key for my s/n.
A500 KS 2.1, 1MB Chip, 68000
A600 KS 3.1, 2MB Chip, ACA630 32MB RAM
A1000 KS 1.3, 8MB RAM
A1200 KS 3.1, Blizzard IV 50MHz 64MB RAM
A2000 KS 2.1, 68030 25MHz, 6MB RAM
A3000 KS 3.1, 68030 25MHz, 16MB RAM
A4000 KS 3.0, 68040 25MHz, 16MB RAM
CDTV KS 3.1, 4MB RAM
CD32
(AROS BOX) Dead :(
 

Offline zipper

Re: Adobe Creative Suite CS2 released for free.
« Reply #14 on: January 08, 2013, 11:32:29 AM »
It's a nice one, 6.5 years in use and moved from XP via Vista to Win7 laptop, still works.