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05-10-09, 09:00 AM
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good advice but not a true picture on adobe student products, they only give license to one computer which may suit your needs, but if say you have double platform set up its not good (i.e. windows and mac). Its a poor deal as far as i remember its been a while since i last looked at an adobe license i am on CS3, but if i recall adobe only gave one computer with its student pack, even microsoft give 2 licenses acknowledging the fact that people these days tend to have a home computer and a laptop. The full adobe product if i recall has 5 licenses, there really needs to be a middle ground, i could be wrong and if i am i stand corrected, like i said its been a while since i last checked, just thought i would throw this in there.
No idea about cross platform - I was not even aware that Adobe did a deal that allowed that - you will surly need two copies of the same software to do that? As for the Student version - I bought CS2 when it was the current carnation and saved myself well over a £100. The licence is the same as Apple's aperture and the non-student version of photoshop in that you can have it on both your laptop as well as your desktop. Adobe's only caveat is that you do not run both machines using the the same licensed photoshop at the same time (I.e. editing on both machines at exactly the same time - you can do something on your dsktop, clost Photoshop,, put the file on your MacBook and legaly run the same copy of Photoshop). I think when I contacted Adobe to check - they said the non-education only allowed 2 machines as well - unless you pay more! As said above - you get exactly the same software as the non-education version - its just cheaper!
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