Update: Now they say it's not free.

Adobe has several old versions of their software available for $0 downloaded. Since they're pretty old, the software may or may not work on your operating system:

  • Adobe Creative Suite 2 Standard Edition
    Windows (1130-1414-7569-4457-6613-5551)
    PDF | Disc 1 | Disc 2 | Disc 3 | VCS2 | Extras

    Mac (1130-0412-8377-1896-9751-5759) - requires Rosetta, not compatible with Mac OS X 10.8
    PDF | Disc 1 | Disc 2 | Disc 3 | VCS2 | Extras

  • Adobe InDesign CS2
    Windows (1037-1412-5094-8316-6812-7982)
    Mac (1037-0413-9961-4063-8457-1098)

  • Adobe InCopy CS2
    Windows (1036-1419-3531-6378-2148-9313)
    Mac (1036-0414-4367-5110-5897-2432)

  • Adobe GoLive CS2
    Windows (1033-1418-1610-5696-5209-0095)
    Mac (1033-0415-6162-2671-3431-0993)

  • Adobe Audition 3.0
    Windows (1137-1004-8571-6848-7845-8029)
    Download 1 | Download 2 | Download 3

  • Adobe 3D 1.0
    Windows (1159-1414-7569-3493-5006-5653)

  • Adobe Illustrator CS2
    Windows (1034-1415-6230-2341-2884-9398)
    Mac (1034-0416-0740-0527-2887-2375)

  • Adobe Photoshop CS2
    Windows (1045-1412-5685-1654-6343-1431)
    Mac (1045-0410-5403-3188-5429-0639)

  • Adobe Premiere Pro 2.0
    Windows (1132-1280-4900-7476-5108-8019)
  • Comments & Reviews (13)

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    lostemple
    Ben's cred: 83
    Posted 01/07/2013 at 02:04 PM PT
    Posted 01/07/2013 at 02:04 PM PT
    I have this software working perfectly in a Windows 7 64bit system. This great suite for free. Highly recommended.
    thezen
    Ben's cred: 28
    Posted 01/07/2013 at 03:52 PM PT
    Posted 01/07/2013 at 03:52 PM PT
    What's the catch?
    Adobe never do something for really free.

    But it's good for the one left behind in XP PC and PPC Mac.
    jim5k
    Ben's cred: 56
    Posted 01/07/2013 at 04:00 PM PT
    Posted 01/07/2013 at 04:00 PM PT
    How convenient! I have a Windows 2000 computer from a company that went belly up and it just so happens to have several CS2 products on it. I wanted to transfer them to a better computer, but I didn't have the discs. I'm downloading now. Thanks again Ben!
    peterpan
    Ben's cred: 7
    Posted 01/07/2013 at 04:27 PM PT
    Posted 01/07/2013 at 04:27 PM PT
    Don't bother. They're not free because you have to put serial numbers that are expensive.
    johnnylately
    Ben's cred: 217
    Posted 01/07/2013 at 04:37 PM PT
    Posted 01/07/2013 at 04:37 PM PT
    PSYCH!
    zzyzx
    Ben's cred: -1667
    Posted 01/07/2013 at 04:53 PM PT
    Posted 01/07/2013 at 04:53 PM PT
    http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_is_the_serial_number_and_authorization_code_for_all_Adobe_software

    What Is The Activation Number?
    Adobe's Program Activation feature has been implemented by Adobe to put a halt to widespread piracy of its programs. By rendering programs useless until registered and activated on the Adobe site, it makes it difficult, if not impossible, for the type of piracy experienced in the past. Those of us who spend thousands on their Adobe programs also benefit as Adobe can use money saved by this feature to put into program development.

    Activation numbers are different from program Serial Numbers in that Serial Numbers are in effect the product's legal license number identification. Activation numbers are used to activate and enable the program for use on a user's system. The program will not function unless properly activated using the correct number, and only 2 activations of the same program license (Serial Number) are allowed at any given time. This means you can have 2 copies running on separate computers, but if you want it to run on another one you have to deactivate one (from the Help Menu in the program). The program must also be activated again on the new system in order for it to work. For authorized program owners, if you attempt to activate on more than one 2 systems, the activation procedure will prompt you to deactivate one before continuing.

    The activation number that is generally asked upon the first time running an Adobe product is gathered by following the on-screen instructions. You can choose to get the activation by Internet, phone, or mail**. Internet is the quickest and easiest way to activate. For phone activation: there will be a phone number that is toll-free you must call, provide your serial number and the activation code in the box on your screen. You will then receive the activation key that you need to enter into the next box. You only have to do this procedure once for each Adobe product you installed, o
    RKLE
    Ben's cred: 1102
    Posted 01/07/2013 at 07:30 PM PT
    Posted 01/07/2013 at 07:30 PM PT
    This is not free. They are no longer using the CS2 servers and are phasing out some older stuff.
    wall185
    Ben's cred: 15
    Posted 01/07/2013 at 07:34 PM PT
    Posted 01/07/2013 at 07:34 PM PT
    Got Photoshop working for me. messed around with some images. Seems to work fine
    maximillian
    Ben's cred: 253
    Posted 01/07/2013 at 07:44 PM PT
    Posted 01/07/2013 at 07:44 PM PT
    Premiere Pro also installed fine and seems to work. DL speeds are pretty fast too. Nice catch.
    Goob
    Ben's cred: 374
    Posted 01/07/2013 at 08:21 PM PT
    Posted 01/07/2013 at 08:21 PM PT
    zz, that thumbnail is a too funny

    Anyway my checksums indicate good downloads.
    mmcw
    Ben's cred: 19
    Posted 01/08/2013 at 06:18 AM PT
    Posted 01/08/2013 at 06:18 AM PT
    What did you put in for Serial number for PhotoShop?
    jujube
    Ben's cred: 32
    Posted 01/08/2013 at 07:52 AM PT
    Posted 01/08/2013 at 07:52 AM PT
    adobe are the douchiest of d-bags. Everyday, the restaurants and coffee shops employees curse and spit in their food and drinks around Townsend.
    caseynet
    Ben's cred: 25
    Posted 01/11/2013 at 10:58 AM PT
    Posted 01/11/2013 at 10:58 AM PT
    I downloaded cs2 and started setup, but have no serial number! Where do I find it?