Sounds like a sweet deal for people who don't own Photoshop but before you click... here is an update from that link:
Update: Adobe’s suffering server issues with the sheer number of people trying to download CS2 — it’s effectively being DDoS — so give it a while.
wrote on 1/7/2013, 12:26 PM
"The important thing here is Photoshop CS2, but you also get illustrator. You need an adobe account to get it."
Did you download this? I just wanted to be sure that there's not something "fishy" about the offer / download. I googled the offer and a few of the sites (not the link you provided) that talks about the freebie offer caused IE to jump in with a "warning - site contains malicious content" prompt.
I didn't get it yet because Adobe's site is still down. Once I get it I'm not even sure I'll use it, but I'll try it out. I like Gimp, I'm used to Gimp, and what I can't do in Gimp I've learned how to do another way.
I got used to it. One thing that drove me nuts about PS is every version would have a slight UI change. I found that a constant PITA.
hehehehe everytime I install gimp, I uninstall it again immediately after first launching it. It just looks sooo redicurus.
It actuatly looks like Photoshop for the Mac back in the late 90's. I used PS4 @ college on the windows NY machines but I worked across the screen @ the university helping setup & maintain SGI o2 machines. They has PS4 on those & they had a duel core G4 with PS4, and it looked just like Gimp did when I started using it ~2000ish. Adobe changed (from screenshots I've found) the Mac version to look more like the windows version.
DaveT2 - Yeah, I saw that above but the first disc lists two different directories it's installing in. First it says it will install in C:\Creative Suite CS2 and then when you accept the agreement it says it's installing in C:\Program Files\Adobe. Discs 2 and 3 won't install properly in either of these so I may just take another approach. Thanks for your help.
wrote on 1/7/2013, 10:07 PM
Yeah, I had to manually track down where the first disk installed and force the other two. It worked for me. It wants to install in the Root but it is actually iin a subfolder in that directory.
Find someone who has the Mac version of CS3. the had DVrack included but it would only run on windows.
Well, CS3 isn't available, either. :p
Anyway, the problem is that Serious Magic used some third party authorization/activation company which won't handle DVRack anymore (and they may even be out of business by now). We DVRack users are screwed if we ever need to reinstall. Our serial numbers aren't worth the paper they're printed on.
Supposedly, there's a work-around. I think I have the instructions...somewhere....I think.