You had your shot at upgrade pricing until CS6 shipped. In fact, you could have gone to CS5.5 and gotten CS6 for free, but that deal is dead.
Adobe's upgrade policy has been in effect for many years. Three version back and that's it.
Effective 2013 that policy changes to one version back. You are out of the upgrade loop and you have three choices.
1. Don't do anything and live without the software.
2. Buy a full CS6 license.
3. Move to Creative Cloud.
Good deal? What kind of good deal? Like on eBay…home of the software pirates?
You’re risking your money on anything other than an authorized reseller and finding anything but CS6 now will be a crap shoot.
And no, you’re not going to get a deal from Adobe…they offered you one for years when CS3, CS4, CS5 and CS5.5 were released and you didn’t take advantage of it.
My suggestion is to take advantage of Creative Cloud.
Just found this on Amazon: http://amzn.to/NtcDwj
You might even still be eligible for a free upgrade to CS6 but I wouldn't count on it: http://helpx.adobe.com/x-productkb/policy-pricing/upgrade-policy-product-announcement.html
okay, well i bought CS6 and now it will not install...i have tried this at the very least three times, download comes fine and then it will just not install,
the warning is...checksum error and there are something like 472 errrors listed...i have spent about four to five hours screen sharing with adobe, in case
i guess i am an idiot...but that guy is not getting it either...i have a case opened with adobe support portal and have not heard from them for over 24 hours...
anyone out there had this experience?
we tried installing it on both my account and root user account, neither worked..mac 10.7.3,
Model Name: iMac
Model Identifier: iMac12,1
Processor Name: Intel Core i5
Processor Speed: 2.5 GHz
Number of Processors: 1
Total Number of Cores: 4
L2 Cache (per Core): 256 KB
L3 Cache: 6 MB
Memory: 4 GB
Boot ROM Version: IM121.0047.B1F
SMC Version (system): 1.71f22
my case # is 0183337285
I checked the case note and found that initailly you had the Invalid checksum error , which was fixed from the Disk utility preferences after which your installation completed but Indesign , Photoshop didn't get install.
Then you upgraded to Mac 10.7.4 and faced the error "Installer failed to initialize " while installation . I hope I am right till this point.
Now you are getting this error and can't continue your installation.
First , Restart your machine in "Safe mode" and then check,
If incase this doesn't work then check from the new user account as Bob said earlier , there is a difference in root user and new user account (admin privileges)
you're right up to a point, i can't get 10.7.4 to install either...
the whole thing with the checksum error is still there ..
sorry to say , but how do i restart machine in safe mode..
and have been trying to install, solely from root user account..
i can't try this til later, crazy schedule.
but thanks for all advice
If you are still facing the "Checksum error " then you can navigate to Disk Utility -->Preferences and then uncheck "Verify Checksum "
Now check installing the software . If still you get the same error i.e. "Invalid Checksum" then download is corrupt and you have redownload the product.
Now , If you don't get the Invalid checksum error , and you stuck at "Installer failed to initialize " then restart the machine in Safe Mode , check :- http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1455
Check installing in the safe mode.
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