dealsadobe creative suite cs2 for $0.00 + free shipping

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@thebrickwall:

[Edit] Serial numbers removed [/Edit]

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Wow. Great find. Thanks for posting.

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@whytcolr: The first thing you dont do is call support. Now that you alerted them to the issue. They will fix it by removing the keys and the software.

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SlickDeals has wikified the whole thing

Direct Downloads still work according to several posters.

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@miquinn: not only did they re-enable the deal, they took off the account requirement.
Can this be Adobe saying "ah what the hell, free old crap for all"?

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It's working for me, but it took a few refreshes and some patience.

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Anybody have a link from Adobe saying these are able to be legally used by people who didn't purchase them originally?

The activation servers were shut down for the original versions (which required you to activate your license on a Adobe server)... These end-of-life downloads don't require the server activation. My guess is that Adobe is providing these for people who still use/want to install their legally purchased, but very old software.

http://helpx.adobe.com/x-productkb/policy-pricing/creative-suite-2-activation-end-life.html

I'd be thrilled if Adobe decided that they'd give away their old product and grant use licenses to anyone who wanted it, but I'm skeptical.

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Looks like Forbes have linked to this download via their "Tech For The Rest of Us" blog. No wonder the servers are getting hammered.
The Forbes piece gives this an air of legitimacy, as they don't generally promote piracy. It makes me wonder if the support person had their facts straight.

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

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@garyoa1: Serial numbers are here:
http://www.adobe.com/cfusion/entitlement/index.cfm?e=cs2_downloads

Lets see if DW mangles the link...You need to log in with an Adobe ID (free)

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@findpryan: I just happened to leave my page open and it looks like the files are still there. here are the windows creative suite links, maybe they will work for you

[Edit] Links removed [/Edit]

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@whytcolr: Flipping noob.

When they made a mistake, and published the software openly, they waived any right to not have it downloaded and used. No court in the country would uphold any claim they make to restrain use of openly-published software, especially given the fact that they COULD have used private channels to distribute validated download links.

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All files are d/l but it's slow.

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It's working, their site is just getting hammered.

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Sad if this deal is relegated to the DW "free zone"
Even if you can't get the software now, get the serials at a minimum.

j5 j5
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Still going. Won't work on Intel Macs (without old OSX and Rosetta) and might be hard to get working on 64-bit Windows 7. But still a great deal.

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@speedster00: I'd recommend real Photoshop over Photoshop Elements any day. Even 4 versions old. In fact, especially 4 versions old. CS2 runs a lot faster on a computer than Elements. Something about the Elements interface is really slow - and for the experienced person, it's a pain to get around in.

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I am downloading now. The Windows download total 1956 MB, so maybe the traffic is pulling their network down.

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P.S. works fine on Windows 7 64bit.

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Finally got to download page, had to try a number of times...

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@josefresno: The size of the content being linked to shouldn't have any effect on a 302 redirect. For all intents and purposes, a serial number that were freely released would not be a DMCA violation. If Adobe hadn't meant that, then they really needed better wording on the page that provided them.

And thanks to DMCA safe harbor provisions, you're free to leave it there until you get a takedown notice.

We're talking about what appeared at the time to be an offer of free software, reported by sources that are assumed to be reputable such as Forbes. Please don't come in here and claim we were all acting in willful defiance of copyright law.

Personally, it's a deal to me either way. I actually have an old copy of CS2 lying around, but it was the Mac version. They don't offer support, but offered activation, so I had no legal way to switch it back to the Windows version until this deal was posted.

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@josefresno: The serial numbers WERE, in fact, posted on the Adobe site. At the time I reposted them, it appeared that the server was buckling under the load, not that they had removed the page entirely. Hours later, I'm unable to edit the contents of an older post.

You now know that you probably need some safeguards in your redirect to protect against your wasting of resources on things like large EXE files. You can still have your redirect there to do link tracking, but whatever else you normally do can be blocked.

An HTTP Head request should tell you the size of the download before you retrieve the file- especially on a big public download server like Adobe's. I understand not all HTTP servers support this.

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@whytcolr: It might not technically be a "deal," but it sure ain't "piracy" either. Here are the terms you agree during install:

"2. Software License. If you obtained the Software from Adobe or one of its authorized licensees and as long as you comply with the terms of this agreement, Adobe grants you a non-exclusive license to use the Software in the manner and for the purposes described in the Documentation, as further set forth below."

Yes, I indeed got this software from adobe's website. Adobe provided the product keys as well publically. There was nothing on the download page indicating that it was for previous users only.

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@whytcolr: "THIS IS NOT A DEAL. THIS IS PIRACY"

Please, get over yourself! I will trust that when Adobe offers download links to their outdated software AND provides serial numbers for the software, they have every intent of sharing the software. What I will NOT trust is some self righteous person's false interpretation of the facts and their insulting accusations of piracy. So like I said, get over yourself!

And BTW, THANKS ADOBE and perishedstar!

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I have this version on Disk from about 6 years ago. Great product but you have to remember it was made to run with XP and there have been a TON of improvements in the latest versions. These suites are really expensive but again, its 4 major releases old. Most of what you need in photoshop can be done in elements for a small price.

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@omnichad:
It's a marketing thing. What better way to find potential customers than by having them sign up and provide contact info to throw juicy offers to.
This is nice since I'm still running XP here at work, and always wanted to give CS a go. I've always used Elements editor, but not the organizer. That's where the lag on it is.

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@maineman99: Im sure the Forbes writer found this deal on WOOT as well.

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It definitely seems to be dead now, can't get through no matter how many times I try.

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MD5s courtesy of some folks at SD:
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cont.
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CS2UENonRet.exe
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@j5: Probably this reason:
http://www.forbes.com/sites/adriankingsleyhughes/2013/01/07/download-adobe-cs2-applications-for-free/

At least a scientist that works for Adobe is fairly certain that Adobe never meant to release CS2 for free - just provide it to owners of CS2 since the activation-required versions no longer work.

However, no official word from Adobe yet. They're likely still trying to figure out what to make of the disaster.

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Not dead! I just got through first try with no problem!

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Got it! ...finally, @ 1:20AM. To be fair, I'd forgotten about it, but now that everyone's asleep, it was quick & easy!!

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Piracy or not, you know it's Virus Free!

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Yes but is it really free or some sort of trial version?

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@whytcolr: My guess is that they made it free at EOL. Otherwise, they wouldn't be providing a serial number instead of telling you it will work with no activation on the serial number you already have.

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Yup. Missed those serials. Seems to work fine.

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I'm having trouble installing once I get to the second disk. I followed the instructions and the files were extracted before I began the install, but I don't know how to get the installer to pick up those files. Has anyone got this working?

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Pardon my ignorance re: Adobe, but I have just downloaded CS2, should I also download CS2 versions of illustrator, InCopy, InDesign, etc., or are they included in the first download?

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@richurm: If you downloaded the first link, all of the CS2 programs are included within that, so no, you do not have to download the others.

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@tp546: It seems that you have to point the extractions for disks 2 and 3 to a specific folder when you run the downloaded files to make sure they go to the right place. I had to manually browse to the same folder I did Disk 1 to, as it tried to do a different folder. Not sure why they didn't test this more. But after making sure all the files went into C:\Creative Suite CS2\ everything was fine. Everything should be inside a subfolder called "Adobe Creative Suite 2.0" except for 2 PDF files and 2 HTML files. If they're not, drag them inside that folder.

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@omnichad: I just tried that but no luck.

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@richurm:
The Standard Edition included:
Adobe Bridge (Since CS2)
Adobe Illustrator
Adobe InDesign
Adobe Photoshop
Adobe Version Cue
Design guide and training resources

Some of the other software would be beneficial.

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@tp546: What happens when you run the installer? What subfolders do you have under C:\Creative Suite CS2\Adobe Creative Suite 2.0\"?

Are you running setup.exe from that folder? I right-clicked on setup.exe and went to properties. On the compatibility tab, I set it to XP SP3 compatibility mode and to run as administrator.

I am running Windows 7 32-bit. What are you running?

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@omnichad: It tells me to insert Disc 2 and I hit OK and it comes back up again. Subfolders I have are "Adobe Creative Suite 2.0", "Adobe InDesign CS2", and "Adobe Version Cue CS2". I'm thinking I need to take everything from the Suite folder and move it down a level and see if that works.

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@omnichad: no luck but when I moved everything into the "Adobe Creative Suite 2.0" folder, it seemed to pick up disc 2.

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@tp546: Yeah - I think you only got disc 1 in the right place. There should be 11 subfolders and one for Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, and Bridge included among those.

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Yeah, to install you need everything in one folder. The installation will create the correct folders.