The buzz around the internet today is that Adobe is offering, for free, Adobe CS2. This is huge and somewhat unprecedented. I think that other software manufacturers should take note.
Currently, Adobe is at CS6. I own this software, and I am sure it is owned/pirated by many many others. However, for the home desktop publishing and graphics enthusiast, the price of the software is out of reach. By offering an older version for free, Adobe recognizes that they are the leader in this industry and giving away an older version will curtail a lot of folks who would otherwise illegally download the software. Kuddos.
As I write, Adobe’s site is having some issues with accessing the download links. However, Slick Deals has direct links to all the available packages.