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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2013 10:54 am    Post subject: Adobe CS2 Software - Free (not kidding) Reply with quote

The words Adobe and Free usually don't go together. But for those with the proper system requirements for Mac or PC you might find something useful.

CS2 System Requirements
*Mac OS X v.10.2.8–v.10.3.8. PowerPC® G4 or G5 processor
*Windows® 2000/Windows XP. Intel® Pentium® III or 4 processor

http://www.adobe.com/downloads/cs2_downloads/index.html
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2013 8:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

this is legit its from adobe.com this is not a scam
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2013 8:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yep I figured it was a scam when I first heard it too, Adobe never gives anything away. But when I checked the links they were legit. Admittedly its dated software and sadly nothing for OSX but I know a number of G4/G5 users.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2013 8:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Believe it or not, I have an old copy of CS1 installed on my 2007-vintage MacBook Pro running MacOS 10.6.8.

Version Cue does not run; it's broken on this system. (This was waaaaay before Bridge made its debut).

I'm tempted to try this. Do I have to download each one of the Mac links on this page?
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2013 10:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just the items you need. I haven't since they don't work on my system.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2013 12:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Strange that there is no standalone download for an Acrobat Pro for Mac; only Windows. Is Acrobat in the larger Mac CS bundle download?
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2013 2:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

yes acrobat is in the larger download but you need 5 cd's to burn everything to
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2013 5:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just found out about this a few nights ago. I haven't used CS2 Illustrator since before downgrading to 10.5. So when I went to fire it up, it wanted to authenticate, but couldn't.

After looking up the problem, I did find the free downloads. Of course Adobe mentions that they are only providing the software for people that need to use it as it's old and could be dangerous!

Also, if they are disc images, then you should be able to just open them and run the relevant installers.

Finally, they aren't even providing them as the final versions! You need to download the updates! They don't even make it easy to find the updaters! Evil or Very Mad

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2013 11:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Does this mean there's a catch to using them? Or are these downloads functional?
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2013 3:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The catch is that they are obsolete and not supported, and that they are only meant to be used by people that have the license to use them, and not a give away. The downloads are functional, but slow.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2013 7:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Little Birdie told a friend that the Mac downloads do not include Acrobat Professional.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2013 8:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

acrobat is included its a seperate download
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 17, 2013 11:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I tried downloading it, but the CS2 software kept crashing on my MacBook Pro, weeks later, my MacBook Pro itself died of an apparent logic board failure.

I do have an old G4 iMac running MacOS 10.4.11, but I haven't contemplated installing on that old machine. I may, though, just to see what happens.

If Acrobat Pro CS2 is available for download, how come I don't see it listed?
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 10:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

you have to download acrobat pro from another site and us the serial provided from adobe it works on the mac version as well as the windows version
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