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2013-01-07 12:17:27 PM
...and the Adobe site is currently down. Wonder how long this will continue?
 
2013-01-07 12:20:49 PM

whistleridge: ...and the Adobe site is currently down. Wonder how long this will continue?


It's those damned Iranians trying to update everything at once
 
2013-01-07 12:24:50 PM
...
 
2013-01-07 12:32:24 PM

whistleridge: ...and the Adobe site is currently down


They should have just put out a torrent... oh wait
 
2013-01-07 01:07:57 PM
Doesn't work on x64? Uhh...

Well, that's both of my computers out.
 
2013-01-07 02:04:44 PM

Rincewind53: Doesn't work on x64? Uhh...

Well, that's both of my computers out.


Where'd you see that?  I'm pretty sure CS2 will work on x64 Windows systems, it will just run in 32-bit mode, so can only use a max of 3GB RAM.
 
2013-01-07 02:05:59 PM

Rincewind53: Doesn't work on x64? Uhh...

Well, that's both of my computers out.


My old copy of PS CS2 works fine on Win32.  The only loss is it being unable to access the extra memory if I remember correctly.  It may be that only certain tools don't work at all, or they just mean that there is no x64 version.
 
2013-01-07 02:19:46 PM
This guy linked directly to the download files:  http://noelchenier.blogspot.ca/2013/01/download-adobe-cs2-for-free.ht m l
 
2013-01-07 02:20:27 PM
I wonder how many people are pulling down torrents now, just because they don't want to wait for the site to come back up.
 
2013-01-07 02:29:08 PM

whistleridge: ...and the Adobe site is currently down. Wonder how long this will continue?


...and it's still down. Meanwhile, I went to amazon.com to see what it would cost to buy it and fainted twice.
 
2013-01-07 02:39:26 PM
Why not offer 7 year old software for free? There's no support, no tutorials, and you'll just ache for the current version.
 
2013-01-07 02:46:17 PM

Earguy: Why not offer 7 year old software for free? There's no support, no tutorials, and you'll just ache for the current version.


Plenty of tutorials on line. I learned to shoop right here on fark.
 
2013-01-07 02:49:02 PM

quickdraw: Earguy: Why not offer 7 year old software for free? There's no support, no tutorials, and you'll just ache for the current version.

Plenty of tutorials on line. I learned to shoop right here on fark.


Heh... me too.

/and it shows
 
2013-01-07 03:04:50 PM

quickdraw: Earguy: Why not offer 7 year old software for free? There's no support, no tutorials, and you'll just ache for the current version.

Plenty of tutorials on line. I learned to shoop right here on fark.


For CS2? Still, my point stands. Hell, release Wordperfect too.
 
2013-01-07 03:13:29 PM
Is CS2 any better than the latest version of GIMP?
 
2013-01-07 03:18:48 PM
Bookmark
 
2013-01-07 03:28:37 PM
Downloaded, installed and working from the links in the blog I posted above.
 
2013-01-07 03:44:52 PM
Maybe this is a response to GIMP?
 
2013-01-07 03:52:56 PM
I'm a big fan of pixlr myself
 
2013-01-07 03:59:36 PM
Heh anyone reload the article? Apparently Adobe made a mistake and the reason its down is because they didn't mean to give it away in the first place. Nice one, Adobe webadmin guy :P
 
2013-01-07 04:00:46 PM

This About That: whistleridge: ...and the Adobe site is currently down. Wonder how long this will continue?

...and it's still down. Meanwhile, I went to amazon.com to see what it would cost to buy it and fainted twice.


It can't be that bad. *Checks Amazon* Holy crap!

I can get Adobe Creative Suite 6 Master Collection (Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign, Acrobat Pro, Flash, Dreamweaver, Fireworks, Premiere Pro, After Effects, SpeedGrade, Prelude, Encore, etc) for $650 through the university.

/prefers Manga Studio for comicking
//PS for coloring
 
2013-01-07 04:11:13 PM
bookmark
 
2013-01-07 04:11:42 PM
Why is CS 2 so much more expensive than CS 6 on Amazon?
 
2013-01-07 04:17:12 PM
Read the update.
 
2013-01-07 04:17:17 PM

BumpInTheNight: Heh anyone reload the article? Apparently Adobe made a mistake and the reason its down is because they didn't mean to give it away in the first place. Nice one, Adobe webadmin guy :P


I signed up this morning and downloaded CS2.

Completely legit. There is a page where you download that has keys for various Adobe products from the "CS2 era" (No Macromedia products, though)
 
2013-01-07 04:19:06 PM
Doh.... looks like a big mistake by Adobe. WTF? This was posted at a LOT of places. If Adobe was smart, they'd just pretend like they intended to do it.
 
2013-01-07 04:37:22 PM
I think we were the ones who've been trolled. Despite my usual cynicism, I got my hopes up for this and now... nothing.

/back to using Serif
 
2013-01-07 04:46:39 PM
Nope, just confusion. Clarified below, via forbes.com:

http://www.forbes.com/sites/adriankingsleyhughes/2013/01/07/download- a dobe-cs2-applications-for-free/
 
2013-01-07 04:55:30 PM
That's cool CS2 was available - even for a short time.

/I'll stick with my CS6 Master Collection
 
2013-01-07 05:08:26 PM
I always had the impression that Adobe kind of turned a blind eye to a lot of piracy. That way, people get hooked on using their "free" versions. When they turn pro, they pay for the latest real version.

Maybe this was Adobe's way of putting a new version on Pirate Bay that doesn't require activation. Now there's no need for a crack.
 
2013-01-07 05:11:33 PM

quickdraw: Earguy: Why not offer 7 year old software for free? There's no support, no tutorials, and you'll just ache for the current version.

Plenty of tutorials on line. I learned to shoop right here on fark.


respecta.net
 
2013-01-07 05:20:47 PM
I don't know about you but Bubba Jones just got a thank you message for registering his copy of CS2.
 
2013-01-07 05:21:18 PM

Mr_H: This About That: whistleridge: ...and the Adobe site is currently down. Wonder how long this will continue?

...and it's still down. Meanwhile, I went to amazon.com to see what it would cost to buy it and fainted twice.

It can't be that bad. *Checks Amazon* Holy crap!

I can get Adobe Creative Suite 6 Master Collection (Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign, Acrobat Pro, Flash, Dreamweaver, Fireworks, Premiere Pro, After Effects, SpeedGrade, Prelude, Encore, etc) for $650 through the university.

/prefers Manga Studio for comicking
//PS for coloring


I am pretty skilled in adobe suite bit was looking at manga for a new web comic I'm doing veil there be much learning curve?
 
2013-01-07 05:21:56 PM

Koggie: This guy linked directly to the download files:  http://noelchenier.blogspot.ca/2013/01/download-adobe-cs2-for-free.ht m l


gone... bummer
 
2013-01-07 05:40:16 PM

whipbambucket: Koggie: This guy linked directly to the download files:  http://noelchenier.blogspot.ca/2013/01/download-adobe-cs2-for-free.ht m l

gone... bummer


Yep. He took it down when he got the word. Now we just wait to see what Adobe does to handle this. If they are smart they'll open it up again it for good publicity. I mean, once it hits the net, it's gone baby. So why fight it when you can use it.
 
2013-01-07 05:47:32 PM
They shut down the activation servers for these older products. I have a feeling this was only meant for customers who still own those products so they can still use them, not for everyone in the world to get it for free.
 
2013-01-07 05:56:51 PM

Skyfrog: They shut down the activation servers for these older products. I have a feeling this was only meant for customers who still own those products so they can still use them, not for everyone in the world to get it for free.


For what it's worth, Adobe also has a page giving special serial numbers for Macromedia products that bypass the normal activation process.

The difference is that the Adobe apps required a patch to disable the activation check, and the Macromedia apps just need the "magic" serial numbers. Adobe's download links are actually recently patched versions.

Of course, all of Adobe's latest software can run without being activated, for a certain time period, unless you are a pirate and have patched versions of the critical DLL. Heh.
 
2013-01-07 06:06:07 PM
 
2013-01-07 06:06:40 PM

Skyfrog: They shut down the activation servers for these older products. I have a feeling this was only meant for customers who still own those products so they can still use them, not for everyone in the world to get it for free.


They won't, I bet.

IMHO, they colud sell older versions for cheap, since most of us who pirate do it to avoid pro prices.
 
2013-01-07 06:07:58 PM
If you put a little effort into it, there are plenty of links to the files, and the s/n's out there...

/google-fu to rescue!
 
2013-01-07 06:10:28 PM

Earguy: Why not offer 7 year old software for free? There's no support, no tutorials, and you'll just ache for the current version.


In terms of design for web and print, the adobe suite is mature. Various iterations have added bells and whistles, but there's a point where it doesn't make sense to have the LATEST AND GREATEST version of a lot of their software. The company keeps adding stuff to stave off what happened to Quark (the program matured, grew stagnant and then was overtaken by a competitor). So if they gave out old versions photoshop, illustrator, etc. there are a lot of people who wouldn't need anything else.
 
2013-01-07 06:15:22 PM
Does anyone actually use the GIMP? I have it and it gives me a headache. It doesn't help I try using it when I am halfway to the end of a case of beers.
 
2013-01-07 06:21:27 PM
If they wanted to fight Pirate Bay they'd stop selling the thing for such a batshiat insane price.
 
2013-01-07 06:26:57 PM

Nemo's Brother:
I am pretty skilled in adobe suite bit was looking at manga for a new web comic I'm doing veil there be much learning curve?


I think you can figure it out. I was a newbie to PS when I started with Manga Studio and picked it up pretty quick. The features that MS has that PS doesn't might take a bit more time to figure out but only cause you've never used them before. Panels are awesome and the rulers are to die for (Espically perspective). Pick up a copy of Doug Hills 'Manga Studio for Dummies' and it'll bring you up to speed in no time. Doug Hills also has some great Youtube videos showing off MS features that are worth checking out too.

Definitly worth grabbing a free trial and giving it a shot. The pro version has all the cool stuff (balloons, rulers, etc), but it would at least give you an idea of what the brushes are like. (MS4 is great at drawing and tones, but poor on color imho).
 
2013-01-07 06:39:29 PM
Man, seeing what the full versions cost, one would probably be better off enrolling in a short course at a community college just to get the .edu address, then buying a student copy. You'd still be money ahead, and learn something in the process.
 
2013-01-07 06:51:40 PM

SockMonkeyHolocaust: Earguy: Why not offer 7 year old software for free? There's no support, no tutorials, and you'll just ache for the current version.

In terms of design for web and print, the adobe suite is mature. Various iterations have added bells and whistles, but there's a point where it doesn't make sense to have the LATEST AND GREATEST version of a lot of their software. The company keeps adding stuff to stave off what happened to Quark (the program matured, grew stagnant and then was overtaken by a competitor). So if they gave out old versions photoshop, illustrator, etc. there are a lot of people who wouldn't need anything else.


Only reason I upgraded to PSE11 was for a cheap version of ACR7.
 
2013-01-07 06:51:51 PM

wrenchboy: Does anyone actually use the GIMP? I have it and it gives me a headache. It doesn't help I try using it when I am halfway to the end of a case of beers.


I tried it years ago but I didn't really like it much. I'm sure it has improved since then though.
 
2013-01-07 06:54:50 PM

wrenchboy: Does anyone actually use the GIMP? I have it and it gives me a headache. It doesn't help I try using it when I am halfway to the end of a case of beers.


I've been using it for five years or so. It works fine for me, but I'm not a "power user", and don't have any exotic needs.
 
2013-01-07 06:59:15 PM

wrenchboy: Does anyone actually use the GIMP? I have it and it gives me a headache. It doesn't help I try using it when I am halfway to the end of a case of beers.


I use it to make programmer art, and I can barely get it to make squares and circles.  One thing I do appreciate, however, is the variety of image formats you can make and image format options you can choose when you make them.
 
2013-01-07 07:14:24 PM

Skyfrog: wrenchboy: Does anyone actually use the GIMP? I have it and it gives me a headache. It doesn't help I try using it when I am halfway to the end of a case of beers.

I tried it years ago but I didn't really like it much. I'm sure it has improved since then though.


I've been using it for a while, but the latest version is actually worse than older ones.
 
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