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Subject: Free Adobe software products?

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Quest  

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Posted Fri, Jan 11, 2013 4:42 pm, Edited Fri, Jan 11, 2013 4:50 pm

Just got my CGSociety January Newsletter and in it they have this thread directing you to this page:


http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?t=1087583&utm_source=CGSociety+Newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=CGSNL%232Jan2013&utm_content=ang-c%40earthlink.net


There they have a link directing you to an Adobe site:


http://www.adobe.com/downloads/cs2_downloads/index.html


Here they have a list of older Adobe products to download which include:


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


And the serial numbers for both Mac & Windows versions.


Don't know what's going on but some say it was a big mistake and someone will be fired for it and others say it's an attempt to close down open source software like GIMP. I have no clue what the deal is but it's worth a look.


Sounds like a great deal...some may say; "Too good to be true". I've downloaded a couple items but have yet to install them so I don't know if they even work. Thought I'd pass this on to you guys and gals and if you find anything out, please let the rest of us know.


 

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markschum  

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Posted Fri, Jan 11, 2013 11:00 pm

There is a thread in the Poser forum on this. Several sites posted that Adobe was releasing CS2 for free in a move to remove the license server for the old product. Then after people clogged the site to download some sites reported that Adobe had said "no not free except for existing cs2 owners, and yet the page remained up, no login required and the downloads and serial numbers all work.


 


At this stage I am simply confused because no difinitive statement has been made that I know of.

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RHaseltine  

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Posted Sat, Jan 12, 2013 9:37 am

There was a definitive statement, by Dov Isaacs, saying not free but it's been removed.

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Quest  

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Posted Sat, Jan 12, 2013 10:38 am

Attached Link: http://www.forbes.com/sites/adriankingsleyhughes/2013/01/07/download-adobe-cs2-applications-for-free/

Forum moderator Danny_Gordon has posted this link over in the Bryce forum. The link from Forbes quotes Dov Isaacs as saying;


"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."


 It continues to say that;


"You are only legally entitled to download and install with that serial number if you have a valid license to the product!"


 


 


 

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RHaseltine  

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Posted Sat, Jan 12, 2013 3:53 pm

The post referred to there is the one that has been removed - I was trying to find it earlier to link in a thread on the DAZ forums. The link from the Forbes page is the same, and gives an error. That doesn't necessarily mean that the forum post was wrong or that Adobe won't say clearly that the applications are not for general use, it may simply be that they didn't want an unofficial announcement before the lawyers and PR people were done. The whole situation remains, for now, murky.

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