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Things have gotten interesting in the world of CS updates. Recently, Computerworld reported that Adobe had informed folks using an older version of its famed Creative Suite -- CS5 and CS5.5, to be exact -- they'd have to shell out the CS6 upgrade fee in order to get a fix for some recently discovered bugs. Apparently, Adobe took notice to its customers' dissatisfaction and updated its initial blog post with a changed tune, stating, "We are in the process of resolving these vulnerabilities in Adobe Photoshop CS5.x, and will update this Security Bulletin once the patch is available." The same is true for both Illustrator and Flash.

After all the complaining, I thought I'd post this. Ofcourse everyone looked over this news post.

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Well - damage to their reputation has already been done. Not that there is a lot alternatives in this regard as programs mentioned are de facto standard.

What this move probably does, however, is grounding the risk of being sued over these vulnerabilities if anyone gets nailed through them and decides to take it to a court over "Adobe sold me a software with well known security vulnerability and its their fault that I got nailed".
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