No. Adobe is giving free download for cs2 software complete with serial number. I believe it may be only available for a limited time. So I downloaded photoshop cs2 successfully but when I try to install it on my mac it fails.
Update: Looks like Adobe didn’t actually mean to release CS2 for free to the entire world, even though it didn’t say anything, and still doesn’t, on the download site about it. And there we thought Adobe’s fail was a late Christmas present and all.
CS2 will only work on old PowerPC Macs which haven't been made for years or on Intel Macs with an old version of OSX (Nothing later than Snow Leopard, ie Lion or Mountain Lion are no good).
Even if you are running Snow Leopard you might need to manually install the Rosetta software which makes using CS2 possible.
Until there is an official LEGAL response from Adobe regarding this mixup, anything said in the forums is just speculation. I'm sure there are some busy body lawyers already on the case.
Now I have the boxed CS2, does that mean that my dvd's are useless now and just chuck them all out and burn these new files for future backups? I wish all software companies would learn a lesson from this activation fiasco.
The same is happening to me. I think the problem might be that the newer Macs are not PowerPC. This failure on the Photoshop install isn't giving that reason, but when I tried the download of CS2 (not Photoshop specifically but the whole thing) from the same page, it wouldn't let me install it and told me that PowerPC applications are no longer supported.
I hope Adobe gives some sort of official response to this soon.