Az ARS szerint nem jófejségből adta ki a hét elején az Adobe az ingyen CS2-ket, hanem:
Unfortunately, it appears that Adobe wasn’t really intending to give out CS2 for everyone. (…) CS2 used a product activation scheme to control licensing. (…) In December, Adobe retired the activation servers used by CS2. This posed a problem for CS2’s licensed users, because without the activation servers, they can no longer reinstall the software. To help these people out, Adobe offered versions of CS2 that didn’t need activation. (…) It was just trying to assist its customers.