Incredibly, Adobe has decided to give away free copies of its Creative Suite 2 (CS2) package – so users can pick up a totally legitimate, free copy of former top-of-the-range products like Photoshop CS2, Illustrator CS2 and Premiere 2.0.
Although the CS2 is getting on for ten years old, it’s still a hugely powerful software package which is easily good enough for to line work today.
So why has Adobe suddenly got so generous? Well, according to Gizmodo, they simply got fed up keeping the activation servers running to support legitimate installations of CS2, so decided to offer the whole thing up for free.
UPDATE 27th Oct 2015:
A whole two years after their blundering cock up led people to believe they were free to download old copies of their software, Adobe sent us a threatening legal letter demanding that this site be closed down, nuked from orbit, crushed into atoms etc unless we instantly removed all the links.
You know, the links that they provided themselves. The twats.
Anyway, they’re gone from here but we don’t think you’ll have much trouble finding them elsewhere due to Adobe’s own stupidity.