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Adobe shuts down CS2 activation server, puts software and serials online

Although only intended for customers who can no longer activate their software, with the price of entry being signing up for an Adobe ID, the internet has interpreted the move as "free software".

Adobe has provided full downloads and serials to Creative Suite 2 (CS2) on its website, as it has shut down the activation servers for the product.

(Credit: Adobe)

According to a post on its forums from Dov Isaacs, the downloads and serials are only intended for those who have already acquired CS2 legally, but can no longer activate it. Nonetheless, it has resulted in a free-for-all, with bargain hunters grabbing the software as quickly as possible; the only requirement is to sign up for an Adobe ID account.

If you're considering flaunting Adobe's line and downloading the software anyway, remember that the software itself is almost eight years old, and will likely have issues with modern operating systems.