Adobe giving it (CS2 version Mac & PC) away for free now at http://www.adobe.com/downloads/cs2_downloads/index.html
Update patch available at http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/product.jsp?product=26&platform =Mac
Hope this helps
Unfortunately, as far as I can see, this software cannot be used by intel-Macs.
I'm running CS2 on 10.6.8, Intel Core i5
I have Mountain Lion -- OS 10.8. I downloaded the file, but it won't install. Every time I try, it says an error occurred and the installation failed. I do have Snow Leopard on another computer with GoLive v. 7.2 running on it just fine. But it looks like it won't run under Lion or Mountain Lion.
The other computer is also an intel Mac, but an older one. It won't run Mountain Lion.
GL9 works great on Mountain Lion.
And as I have mentioned before, I have access to these if needed.
Just send me a PM to get the ball rolling.
What's a PM?
A Private Message
Can you be more specific as to what is required
I'm not sure what your question is referring to. How to leave a Private Message or what's required to use GL9 or to purchase it?
Click on your name in the upper right corner of the page here. Then you will see a tab for a Private Message. If you start to type in my name, it should come up for you to select.
Then you can start a PM conversation.
What I have access to is for Mac Only and it's primarily for users who want to progress to Mountain Lion but still use GoLive. GL9 is the only version that will work on ML but it's impossible to obtain. I have a connection for that and so far it's been working out nicely.
If you are interested in getting a copy, then shoot me a PM.
I see you did receive my PM, Michael -- I'll respond later tonight. Have a meeting now...
I did but I responded to your PM instead of sending you an email.
Will reply now via email. You can get back to me later.
It seems Adobe is giving away the older CS2 (Win/Mac) for free (current
version is CS6) - it can probably do more than you'll ever need and contains
Creative Suite 2
Acrobat Standard 7.0
Acrobat Pro 8.0
Photoshop Elements 4.0/5.0
Adobe Premiere Pro 2.0
All that is required is registration and you are immediately forwarded to
your download page with serial numbers.
Adobe has shut down their servers that checks the serials of CS2
NO Adobe is NOT giving away anything. This is ONLY for already registred customers with an existing serial who cannot activate toward the closed down serial-number servers. It is a misconception that Adobe should be giving away the older applications listed above for free.
Effective December 13, Adobe disabled the activation server for CS2 products and Acrobat 7 because of a technical glitch. These products were released over 7 years ago and do not run on many modern operating systems. But to ensure that any customers activating those old versions can continue to use their software, we issued a serial number directly to those customers. While this might be interpreted as Adobe giving away software for free, we did it to help our customers.
Thank you, Adobe.
I see this is for CS2 (with GoLive 7). What about GoLive 8 & 9, since those are no longer supported?
Anything that let's us continue to use Adobe's best web program ever is a good thing.
I am quite sure that GoLive 7 is part of CS, and GoLive 8 is part of CS2. GoLive 9 is standalone(ly).
As a licensed user of the CS2 Suite, and one of the remaining GoLive users, I confirm that GoLive 8 is part of CS2. GL9 was a standalone.
I recently had to reinstall my copy of GL8, and had trouble activating. Adobe pointed me to this link so I assumed it was for people like me.
The entire CS2 suite being available to the public is puzzling to me. I've never seen anything like this. I am not encouraging others to download unless they purchased CS2 because I believe this was meant for licensed users who need to reinstall. If this is only for licensed users, I wonder if there might be ramifications. I would encourage those who have not purchased the suite to at least review the User Agreement or write to Adobe.
Here is an article I happened upon today by Forbes, in which Adobe Scientist Dov Isaacs is quoted:
And another article at InDesignSecrets.com:
Yes -- thank you. I misunderstood.
I realize this is a very old conversation, but in a search for something I stumbled across this and just couldn't stop myself from responding to Marian Driscoll.
Wow. You either don't read very well, you have absolutely no reading comprehension skills or you are just that arrogant. What a dumb comment based upon the author's requests, which were reasonable.
For LRK, he/she didn't care how you felt about anything else, and was very clear in the original question about what he/she WAS NOT interested in. This was his/her thread - you know, "my castle; my rules"?
How arrogant of you to think you knew better about what the author SHOULD HAVE ASKED than he/she did.
People like you just annoy the hell out of other, normal people who have the intelligence and decency to respect the wishes of someone when those wishes are clearly stated and when we are playing on their playground.
Hi ohmeohmya and all!
I have been a follower of this thread since it started years ago. I don't post much, but I read everything,
I few years ago I began to delete any posts from MD without reading them as any help that he/she may have to offer is so colored by the horribly insulting, basically angry language that it wasn't worth the tiny bit of knowledge learned. The other members of this forum have always helped me and continue to do so. Thank you to you all!
I still use and love my GLCS2. I started a new website a couple of weeks ago, a very basic design, and thought I would try using Dreamweaver (again) and after a couple of days of confusion and frustration, I went back to GLCS2. I just hate the look of DW. I'm spoiled by the visual ease of GL.
So please, everyone, stick around! I may need a lifeboat again
Thanks Deidre... I thought I was the only one who finds Dreamweaver to be the most confusing piece of software ever created. I have tried off and on for years to figure it out. I taught myself Photoshop, Final Cut Pro, Go Live, Live Motion, After Effects, Premier plus many others and after a couple of days am working at an entry level for better. No such luck with Dreamweaver. I cannot believe that the brains at Adobe are that stupid they cannot see that they had a wonderful piece of software in Go Live that has a gentle learning curve. Why they discontinued that and bought Dreamweaver is beyond me. I am guessing they are too vain to admit they screwed up in that decision and because of their arrogance will keep investing time and money into Dreamweaver. I am hoping at some point a white knight will appear and announce the resurrection of Go Live.
Hang in there Diedre
I just set up GLCS2 on another computer so I can update my primary to the latest Mac OS. I'm so with you on the ease of use with Golive. I can create and edit sites in a fraction of the time that DW requires. Adobe has never offered a better web program. The only downside is the older code that GL writes, so I'll often check things in DW.
Although a huge fan since the days of CyberStudio (pre GoLive), we now tend to code our HTML5 sites in BBEdit but all our projects are managed within GoLive site management tool. It just make life so easy when dealing with site with hundreds of files/folder and you have made changes all over the place. The 'upload modified content' is a god send and link error identification has spotted many a busted link far better than any developer could.
Like others, we'll need to keep OSX 10.6.8 machines around to run GoLive and FreeHand.
I am hoping at some point a white knight will appear and announce the resurrection of Go Live.
Our very own knight in shining armor! I'd love that.
I've given up trying to figure out the 'why' of the whole thing. I just keep waiting long stretches of time, enough to forget the pain, then I come back and give DW another chance, thinking I imagined the level of frustration. Nope! Same headache. Back to GL. I admit every time I start a new project with GL I cross my fingers that I won't need any support! So far, when I have, you guys come through. Yay me!
Just to let everyone know -- (I had to change my screen name, but I'm psd 2.0) -- I contacted Michael and am now using a legitimate GoLive 9 on a new Mac using Mountain Lion. No problems -- it is working beautifully.
Thank you Michael!
My thanks also to Michael! GL9 is working well on Mountain Lion (iMac) tho I have retained CS2 on my laptop as well! A few difficulties with GL9 having some frustrating & time consuming DW style code, particularly working with tables and additionally the absence of some old GL quick shortcuts. However, to be able to work on my desktop rather than having to transfer files & client info (from emails) to the laptop is fantastic!
Thank you again, Michael!
Glad you guys are going strong with GL9 on ML. I love hearing that.
I'm hear to help anyone else as well.
If you were worried about upgrading to Lion or Mountain Lion - do not fear. I can help you keep GL going
I am using GoLive 9.0 for the first time tonight and so far I hate it. (Isn't that the way it is when breaking in new software?)
I don't see hardly anything that looks familiar and nothing is intuitive.
Will I ever be comfortable with this? I bet GoLive 9.0 is what killed the GoLive series.
Also, I don't want to sound stupid, (but I will), but how do I even select an image box within a table layout? Boy, if you could answer that one quickly, you'd be my hero tonight!
Well, first of all, nothing is missing from GL9 (at least that I have found). It's all just in a different place. Once you get familiar with the new layout, you will be flying again.
I don't work a whole lot with tables, but one thing I can tell you that is different in GL9, you'll find you have to do a lot of double clicking to select things. I don't know why it is that way, but that's what I've noticed. Try that and let me know if you were successful.
Ok. Why is it when I hit "Return" my next line drops down so far that it leaves huge white space between paragraphs?
See, it's just very basic stuff stopping me in my tracks and slowing my work to a crawl.
Are you using CSS with your site? If so, check your <p> tags. Maybe you have a padding or margin set. When you hit enter, it places <p></p> tags in the code. If the CSS has margins or padding, then you will get that effect.
Using legal GL since GL4, I am now using GL8 (CS2) under Windows 7 64.
I see, times to times, some words about GL9 Win. I failed buying it, 5 or 6 years ago (just too late!).
As GL8 has some crashes, I wonder if GL9 is much stable and where can I find it (French if possible).
Thanks a lot
Still looking for diff between Golive CS2 and Golive 9
Still looking for a GL9 French for Windows.
Looking also about some GLCS2 appcrash (SCL.dll error) under Windows 7
I still use Adobe GoLive CS2 and yeah, when I upgraded to Window 7 back in 2010, it would crash with no warning. So then I installed A Windows XP Virtual Machine, but it was tedious. Thrn a few weeks later, GoLive CS2 just worked coreectly. Not exactly 100%, but it works.
I hate Dreamweaver is just not the same. I have the Adobe CS5 Master swuite, but use only what I nowr
GoLive is just so superior to Dreamweaver in so many ways. I say Revive Adobe GoLive!!
You do not need to install the Windows XP Virtual Machine. Simply launch Golive CS2, under Win 7, with the propertie "Run in Windows XP SP3 mode" (that's what I use for me, under W7 Ultimate).
Still looking for diff between Golive CS2 and Golive 9
Still looking for a French GL9 for Windows.
Looking also about some GLCS2 appcrash (SCL.dll error) under Windows 7 (on a large web site with thousands of pages, images, ... static pages (.html)).