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January 07, 2013

(ERROR, ERROR, ERROR) Adobe offers CS2 online for free (NOT NOT NOT)

It turns out this was confusion + misunderstanding. Adobe was only offering these downloads for valid CS2 owners because Adobe was taking down the activation servers. This apparently was not understood and it spread like wildfire that it was free for all. Details at Imaging Resource.

Confusion included for reference purposes only. CS2 is NOT free! If it's free, I'll take three, the saying goes. In this case, you can take one - but not just yet. Let's start at the beginning. Adobe decided to give the world a digital gift, Adobe CS2 for free online! As of the time of writing, the Adobe pages offering this are crashed, presumably due to overwhelming demand. They have the error message of "Site Area Temporarily Unavailable
Error. We're sorry, the site area you've requested is unavailable. Please try again later.". As of 2:50pm ET recheck, the Adobe CS2 site is still down.

Via DIYP, IR, mu-43, PP, et al.

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