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Adobe Software Giveaway from Adobe!
01-09-2013, 03:29 PM,
#1
Adobe Software Giveaway from Adobe!
Anyone want free Photoshop? Get it from Adobe..

http://tech.slashdot.org/story/13/01/08/1648227/adobes-strange-software-giveaway-goof-or-clever-marketing

http://www.adobe.com/downloads/cs2_downloads/index.html

"river writes "Yesterday, Adobe put up a mysterious webpage from which its now seven-year-old CS2 line of products (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Acrobat, Premiere and others) could be freely downloaded by anyone. The page even included valid serial numbers that will unlock the CS2 apps for anyone who wants to. This strange 'giveaways' page at Adobe.com quickly went viral on the internet after a few tech bloggers reported on it."
"They scare us all with threats of war. So we forget just how bad things are." 'Open Your Eyes' - Lords Of The New Church 1981



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01-09-2013, 07:42 PM,
#2
RE: Adobe Software Giveaway from Adobe!
I do not use any programs like this much, but...
http://inkscape.org/
Inkscape is pretty much from my limited experience a free, open source Photoshop. I tend to like it.
Every normal man must be tempted at times to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin slitting throats. - Henry L. Mencken

I believe that it is better to tell the truth than a lie. I believe it is better to be free than to be a slave. And I believe it is better to know than to be ignorant. - Henry L. Mencken
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01-09-2013, 07:53 PM,
#3
RE: Adobe Software Giveaway from Adobe!
I say clever marketing.

Open-source competitors have been eating into their market share because Adobe products were less than easy to pirate.

I had to IP block their authentication servers on my machine. Most people are unwilling to learn how.
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01-09-2013, 10:47 PM,
#4
RE: Adobe Software Giveaway from Adobe!
Supposedly Adobe Edition is a good audio program. I have never used it.....
"They scare us all with threats of war. So we forget just how bad things are." 'Open Your Eyes' - Lords Of The New Church 1981



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01-10-2013, 03:58 AM,
#5
RE: Adobe Software Giveaway from Adobe!
(01-09-2013, 10:47 PM)shortwave Wrote: Supposedly Adobe Edition is a good audio program. I have never used it.....
it's Audition bud, it's apparently quite a snazzy bit of software
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01-10-2013, 04:44 AM, (This post was last modified: 01-10-2013, 04:46 AM by psilocybin.)
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RE: Adobe Software Giveaway from Adobe!
(01-10-2013, 03:58 AM)pax681 Wrote:
(01-09-2013, 10:47 PM)shortwave Wrote: Supposedly Adobe Edition is a good audio program. I have never used it.....
it's Audition bud, it's apparently quite a snazzy bit of software
Audition is what cool edit pro used to be

(01-09-2013, 07:42 PM)Anarchist Wrote: I do not use any programs like this much, but...
http://inkscape.org/
Inkscape is pretty much from my limited experience a free, open source Photoshop. I tend to like it.
If you did graphic design professionally you would. CS2 is as or more powerful as any of the current open source photo progs like gimp.
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01-10-2013, 06:20 AM,
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RE: Adobe Software Giveaway from Adobe!
(01-10-2013, 04:44 AM)psilocybin Wrote:
(01-09-2013, 07:42 PM)Anarchist Wrote: I do not use any programs like this much, but...
http://inkscape.org/
Inkscape is pretty much from my limited experience a free, open source Photoshop. I tend to like it.
If you did graphic design professionally you would. CS2 is as or more powerful as any of the current open source photo progs like gimp.

Maybe one day I will get into professional graphic design. I am no where there yet, but now I have some cool new tools.
Every normal man must be tempted at times to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin slitting throats. - Henry L. Mencken

I believe that it is better to tell the truth than a lie. I believe it is better to be free than to be a slave. And I believe it is better to know than to be ignorant. - Henry L. Mencken
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01-10-2013, 09:30 AM,
#8
RE: Adobe Software Giveaway from Adobe!
Thanks I've been using Photoshop 7.0 professionally since it came out (2002). Time for an upgrade. Nice to see Acrobat and Audition in there too. But yes .. clever marketing to dangle the upgrade carrot.

Been using Office 2000 still but really haven't had a need to upgrade to anything fancier for Word Processing.

I really don't like the fact that the CS editions like sending packets of whatever to their servers (/netstat) but I'll bite on a free distro and block 'em after the DRM register is completed.

Oh and to package with your files here's the serial listing from the webpage.
.pdf   http___www_adobe_com_downloads_cs2_downloads_index_html.pdf (Size: 195.63 KB / Downloads: 176)
There are no others, there is only us.
http://FastTadpole.com/
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01-11-2013, 01:39 AM,
#9
RE: Adobe Software Giveaway from Adobe!
(01-10-2013, 04:44 AM)psilocybin Wrote:
(01-10-2013, 03:58 AM)pax681 Wrote:
(01-09-2013, 10:47 PM)shortwave Wrote: Supposedly Adobe Edition is a good audio program. I have never used it.....
it's Audition bud, it's apparently quite a snazzy bit of software
Audition is what cool edit pro used to be
If you did graphic design professionally you would. CS2 is as or more powerful as any of the current open source photo progs like gimp.
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ah right.. i remember cool edit pro.. that was a while back!
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