As usual, things get out of hand. Contrary to my PM's, I didn't accuse anyone of pirating or being an "idiot."
However, this is not legit deal.
Many sites have posted this as a "deal", and even I fell for it when it first came out. It's not a deal, nor is it free to anyone.
I don't consider what wizard posted to be a post endorsing warez or anything like that. It's just a mistake, and if anyone wants to continue their issues with it via PM go ahead before you're knocked off the site for some of the nastiness I'm getting.
Update on CS2 and Acrobat 7 Activation Servers
Posted by Adobe Corporate Communications on January 7, 2013 4:05 PM in Creatives, Digital Media
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.