Adobe is NOT Giving Away CS2
There’s a lot of chatter on the internet today, including Twitter, claiming that Adobe is now giving CS2 away for free.
This is simply not true. What is happening is that Adobe has shut down the activation servers for CS2. Because of that, CS2 users were unable to activate if they reinstalled the software. In order to allow these people to continue to use their software Adobe has made available, for download, CS2 software which does not require activation.
The download requires an Adobe ID and in order to install it, a valid serial number.