A few days ago, Adobe has announced with provided links in its website saying that the users can download Adobe CS2 to use with their tested environment for free and there are many people were excited about it. This surprising news has come out at the Adobe website itself at http://www.adobe.com/downloads/cs2_downloads/index.html and that is the starting point of the rumors. On the page, there are several creative suite 2 software which of course were being released many years back. Now, what are the software that were announced to download for free and of course it is not only the Creative Suite 2 but the list of free download contains much more than that.
- Creative Suite 2
- Acrobat 3D 1.0 for windows
- Acrobat Pro 8.0
- Audition 3.0
- GoLive CS2
- Illustrator CS2
- Incopy CS2
- InDesign CS2
- Photoshop CS2
- Photoshop Element 4.0 and 5.0
- Adobe Premiere Pro 2.0
This software list has been believed to be downloaded and used for free; however, there has been another most recent news from Adobe.com. The CS2 free download has been from the story that Adobe has terminated the license management servers for CS2 a while ago and so for the existing customers who do have the licenses are now able to download without having the have the contract. In simply word, CS2 is NOT FOR FREE but because of the contract termination, Current customers can now able to download and we have to repeat that again, for current customers only! But on the other hand, if the user is having older version of computer such as virtual machine setup in the computer back at home, the users who have that will be able to run it in the virtual environment. Before considering downloading this software list, users need to become Adobe’s member first in order to perform any download. There have been other testers tested CS2 software version on Windows 7 and Windows 8 and they are working fine.
After this news was launched many days ago, there were reports about the Adobe’s Server Down problem because the site and especially on the download page is overwhelmed by millions of download and thus lots and lots of people had to wait for it to become online again. At the moment, the page is back online and we suppose because it is Saturday and Sunday time of which we believe that the page will be flooded with hundreds of thousands of visitors again on Monday.
We believe that, right now Adobe is up to something by offering free download with no charges and users can install them to run on virtual machine. Maybe, this is just because the new Adobe CS6.5 or Adobe Creative Suite 7 is about to be released or this can be the attention pulling strategy from Adobe.com because recently, Adobe Sales had been dropped continuously since December 2012 and up until present from the online sales figure measurement. At the present, Adobe is currently having Adobe Creative Suite 6 for all products and software series available and they had announced last year that they will have 6.5 and 7 for customers to use this year 2013.