dealsadobe creative suite cs2 for $0.00 + free shipping

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I get:
"Site Area Temporarily Unavailable
Error

We're sorry, the site area you've requested is unavailable. Please try again later. "

Hopefully it is a temporary issue.

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can anyone post the serial for cs2 windows? i closed the tab and now that page is down.

btw I had the same disc 2 issue. I uninstalled and am now reinstalling making sure everything is in the same folder. From the posts seems like this should work.

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geesh, been trying for half an hour now, site is still unavailable. It will probably only get worse as the day goes on

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Did not work 7-Jan-13

We're sorry, the site area you've requested is unavailable. Please try again later.

システムメインテナンスのため本サービスを一時停止しております。ご利用の皆様にはご不便をおかけして大変申し訳ございません。メインテナンス作業が終り次第、サービスを開始できるよう準備を進めておりますので、今しばらくお待ち下さいますようお願いいたします。

In the interim, many areas of our website are still available. You may want to try one of the following links:

Adobe.com Home
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Contact Us
Thank you for your patience.

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@bgraeme: Last I knew that came up after a LONG delay. As in, what you posted is the error message when a page isn't working. Once the server calms down, that might change.

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@maineman99: That's just a blogger blogging the hottest thing going this morning.

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I'm getting the same unavailable error. Does anyone know if it's completely unavailable, or if this is one of those "keep hitting refresh until you get in" things? ;)

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@nachokingp: @videogrinch:
Now that the entire US is awake, I'm guessing it's more DDOS than Adobe yanking the deal.

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I can't believe I just missed this.

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I just got Audition so it's still there. Just getting hammered I imagine.

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Hey woot, get out of the links, you're just screwing them up.
You make it a PIA to copy the links to use later when the target site is less hammered.

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@findpryan: @bobbyatkinson:
I posted a link to the slickdeals Wiki.
It has the direct DL, and keys, and installation help.
All still work.

j5 j5
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@w855173w: Works, downloading the exe's now. Thanks.

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Any direct links for the Mac files by chance?

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@erickrarick: sure!

[Edit] Links Removed [/Edit]

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@w855173w: I don't think so.. but I wonder if you have any insight as to the differences between the

CS20IENonRetD1.dmg.bin as provided here

and

CS20UERetD1.dmg.bin as listed in the PDF

Both seem to be valid files available for download.

(woot messed up the formatting by turning the underscores into italics, but you know what I mean)

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downloads are still working for me, nice deal!

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@erickrarick: International Edition vs. US Edition in one case (IE vs. UE), Retail vs. Non Retail in the other (Ret. vs. NonRet).

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@omnichad: yeah, saw that.
It's another mess, but Adobe doesn't care. They will continue doing what they do.
Pirates will pirate.
Businesses wil buy.
The end.

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I've been using PS since version 5 and yeah I do have a copy of CS2. However, I think it's a pretty gray area. It's true it is posted on their site but you do either have to log in or create an account. So that would mean it's not really in a public area.

On the other hand it would seem to me it's a great marketing ploy. Once you get the hang of it (Oh yeah there's a STEEP learning curve) they may have you hooked on upgrading. It is "quite" inferior to CS6 but it still runs rings around anything else out there.

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@josefresno: now this is unRIP but free-tagged?

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@j5: Good point, I RIP'd it. If it comes back, feel free to tattle and we will Un-RIP it. I was going to delete the whole thing, but figured the OP could use the rep...

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Hm. Broken ("Temporarily Unavailable") link.

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@omnichad: The old serial numbers are tied to the server activation, hence the need for a new serial number.

I have no doubt that downloading and installing will work just fine. I'm just wondering about the legality of such a configuration. (In most personal instances, that's not going to matter, but if someone wants to install this in a business, such a thing could get that company in hot water...)

Which is why it seems odd to me that I can't find an Adobe announcement about this.

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It's working for me right now. Not sure if I'll need them all, but I'll archive what I don't want for later.

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I hate to be "that guy" but I actually chatted with Adobe support...

These files are for use if you own CS2 and have an error trying to install the software. The support rep was not able to answer why everyone has access to these files/keys, but escalated my question to someone who will get back to me via e-mail in 2-3 business days. (I'd link the chat transcript, but it goes over the 1000 character limit.)

This is probably only important to people who are considering using this in a business environment, though, since personal use is basically impossible to audit. Corporate use, though, can be audited and the business can face significant fines. At any rate, be aware that, even though this works, it's not a really legitimate free license to use these products.

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1) this software is not free
2) posting serial numbers on public forums is illegal: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital_Millennium_Copyright_Act
3) these links to large EXE's increase the load on our link verification system.
4) please don't post "deals" like this.
5) thanks

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If the serial numbers are released, they will appear on the adobe site.

Our system is more complicated than a simple 302...

Deals.Woot allows download links for the purpose of posting links to PDF product manuals and other such things. Links to large ISO files are not recommended.

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@omnichad: but yea, you are right, I am not the internet cop... However cool that would be. These links were causing timeouts for other users. So, I had to step in and remove them.

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@omnichad: HEAD requests are usually blocked by servers. We have been down that road. We simply allow links to large files. If they are too big, the request will timeout. Usually this has not been an issue because events like this rarely happen.

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This is not true. Effective December 13, Adobe disabled the activation server for CS2 products and Acrobat 7 because of a technical glitch. These products were released over 7 years ago and do not run on many modern operating systems. But to ensure that any customers activating those old versions can continue to use their software, we issued a serial number directly to those customers. While this might be interpreted as Adobe giving away software for free, we did it to help our customers.

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@whytcolr: I'm not saying you're wrong, because you aren't. The terms clearly state what they state, but your analogy is a commonly used one in copyright arguments, and just as commonly misapplied.
This is more equivalent to Old Man Jenkins posting a note on the front of his register saying "Hey, the pie recipe I sold you won't work any more since we no longer make a key ingredient, here is a new recipe with a substitute key ingredient. This is for my yummy pie recipe customers to continue to make yummy pies". People find out, OMJ gets flooded with traffic, and removes the recipe from his register. After a few hours, he just posts the recipe in his shop window. Now, every actual customer, as well as every passerby, deal follower, or Google Streets user can get the "yummy pie recipe".

Adobe is turning a blind eye to the whole thing and letting people do what they will with it.

In a professional position I wouldn't go near it, but for personal use?

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@whytcolr: not a deal, but hardly piracy. Misappropriation maybe.

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Adobe has yanked it. Two and a half hours later. Either that or the site is EXTREMELY busy...

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Ok, got premier pro. NEED S# to install it. So this is a wash.

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@sehrgut: "There's no court in the country..." That's all well in good if software compliance issues regularly made it to court. Usually they don't. Usually, they're resolved in arbitration. Guess what? Most organizations don't have enough money to go up against the BSA and the like in court. When it comes to software audits, proof of ownership is paramount. If Adobe was, in fact giving this away for free, a printout of the announcement from Adobe would suffice as proof.

@ecolodge: This is interesting. Unfortunately, the same document makes the distiction between "software" and "license" in section 13. Also, section 5 states, "Updates. If the Software is an upgrade or update to a previous version of Adobe software, you must possess a valid license to such previous version in order to use such upgrade or update." Since this software was posted by Adobe as an update for users who couldn't install after Adobe shutdown the activation servers, I would argue it is an update.

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@j5:"Adobe is turning a blind eye to the whole thing and letting people do what they will with it.
In a professional position I wouldn't go near it, but for personal use?"

I'd say that using this for personal use is a no harm, no foul situation. I think that doing so might actually gain Adobe some business in the long run. However, pretending that we're all ALLOWED to do this with Adobe's blessing is wrong. Installing and using this software is, in a very real sense, piracy.

How would people feel if I posted a "deal" around tax time that said, "If you get a TurboTax CD from someone, you can use it to file for free without authenticating or anything! Even for State filing! Even if you didn't buy it!" (This has, actually, been the case for the last few years.) This isn't a deal -- its piracy.

I'm not making personal judgements, here. I'm just asking that people call this what it is... Or at least stop calling it a "deal."

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@karlsworld: Two representatives of Adobe -- one in a web chat with myself and one in a public Adobe forum -- have specifically stated that this software is not a free giveaway and was meant for owners of the software who could no longer install due to the activation servers being shut down.

Let's say I walk by Old Man Jenkins' shop and see he's left a whole table full of tasty pies out. There's a tiny note on the door that says, "if you got one of the bad pies, please take one of these as a replacement."

Now, if I post on a local message board, "Hey, Old Man Jenkins left a bunch of pies on a table outside his shop. They're free, just go grab one!" and then 100 people go take Old Man Jenkins' pies, we can argue about how stupid Old Man Jenkins was to leave his pies out, but we can't argue about whether it was theft, can we? Old Man Jenkins left the pies out for the people who got bad pies. Those who didn't get a bad pie, but took one of the pies on the table, stole a pie.

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@mzkhadir: Really? That's your position? "I might be downloading and installing a product illegally, but definitely don't check... Because ignorance of the law is an excuse for breaking it, right?"

Seriously, I am responsible for making sure the software in my organization is legitimately licensed. Having unlicensed software installed could result in their me losing my job. So, you're damn right I'm going to check with the source. This was an open link to support software, not a giveaway. The absence of any official announcement from Adobe initially made me question it. Subsequently, Adobe support has clarified that this is to be used by people who already have CS2 licenses.

Which means that everyone who didn't buy CS2 but have downloaded and installed this software anyway have pirated the software and broken the law. Ethically, this is not much different from firing up bittorrent and downloading software you don't own.

THIS IS NOT A DEAL. THIS IS PIRACY.