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Stocks Tumble on Weak Chinese Data

Global stock markets tumbled after weak manufacturing data in China fueled investors’ worries about the world’s second-largest economy.

Migrants Protest as Hungary Closes Main Station to Northern Europe

Hungarian authorities cleared hundreds of migrants from the country’s main international railway station where they were waiting to board trains to Austria and Germany, prompting protests.

Greek Polls Suggest Tough Election Test for Tsipras

Opinion polls show support for Greece’s left-wing Syriza party and its leader, Alexis Tsipras, crumbling. But Syriza retains a lead over its opponents and the Sept. 20 election could be tight.

Russia Puts Off Data Showdown With Technology Firms

Facebook, Google and Twitter are among the U.S. companies that are getting more time to comply with a new law requiring Russian data centers.

South African Gold Faces Uncertain Future

South Africa’s gold mining industry must undergo radical change to cope with falling prices, intensifying labor disputes and the surging cost of ever-deeper exploration.

Largest Batch of Clinton Emails Released

Newly released emails from Hillary Clinton show that former Clinton White House aide Sidney Blumenthal remained a political confidant and correspondent throughout her time as secretary of state. 318

China’s Economic Woes Echo Across Asia

Evidence is increasing that China’s economic slowdown is rippling across Asia, with a startling plunge in South Korean exports and softening manufacturing in Malaysia and Vietnam.

Whirlpool Mulls Rival Bid for Oven-Maker AGA

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LVMH Appoints Key Apple Executive

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Iran Deal Could Open Door to Gulf Businesses

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In a World Awash with Gas, Why Finding More is Good for Eni

Italy’s Eni has found a big gas field in Egypt. That highlights its strengths as the company also gets its financial house in order.

Valeant Strikes Psoriasis-Drug Pact With AstraZeneca

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Samsung Takes Smartwatch Fight to Apple

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Startups Put Data in Farmers’ Hands

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Google, Sanofi Team Up on Diabetes Research

The Internet company said its health-care research unit plans to work with European pharmaceutical major Sanofi on new ways to monitor and treat the condition.

Apple and Cisco Unveil a Business Partnership

Apple and Cisco Systems are teaming up to help bring more iPhones and iPads to business users.

Former Alabama Governor George Wallace ran as a third-party candidate in the 1968 presidential election and won five states.

Sanders, Trump et al: Partying Like It’s 1968

Strange happenings are afoot in the 2016 presidential cycle, ones that draw parallels with 1968, when a disruptive race so shook up the political system that we’re still feeling its aftershocks today, Gerald F. Seib writes. 324

Pope Makes Abortion Easier to Forgive in Year of Mercy

Pope Francis will make it easier for women to be forgiven for abortion during a jubilee “year of mercy” starting Dec. 8.

Main Suspect in Bangkok Bombing Arrested

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White House Readying Sanctions Plan Against Chinese Firms for Cybertheft

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Adobe verschenkt Photoshop ohne es zu wollen

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Adobe stellt sein Profi-Grafiksoftware-Paket Creative Suit  per Gratis-Download zur Verfügung – zumindest in der Version CS 2 von 2005. Das Software-Paket kostete damals mehr als 2.000 Euro. Das Angebot richtet sich an Altkunden, welche die Software gekauft haben, wie Adobe in einem Foren-Beitrag klarstellt. Demnach gab es technische Probleme mit den Aktivierungsservern, die daher am 13. Dezember deaktiviert wurden.

Um den Kunden der sieben Jahre alten Software die Nutzung dennoch zu ermöglichen, werden spezielle Seriennummern samt Download-Links zur Verfügung gestellt. Die Software richtete sich aber nicht an die Allgemeinheit. Nachdem zahlreiche Tech-Portale, darunter auch WSJ Tech, über den Gratis-Download berichteten, schaltete Adobe die Seite vorübergehend ab. Inzwischen funktionieren die Download-Links aber wieder.

Für Windows und alte Versionen von Mac OS X stehen die Creative Suit 2 kostenlos inklusive Seriennummer zum Download bereit – auch in einer deutschsprachigen Version. Voraussetzung ist lediglich, dass sich der Nutzer per kostenloser Registrierung auf der Website eine Adobe-ID anlegt. Eine Überprüfung, ob der Kunde die Software wirklich gekauft hat, findet nicht statt. Danach stehen Adobes wichtigste Werkzeuge für Profi-Grafiker in der fünf Jahre alten Variante zur Verfügung. Kurz nachdem über den Download berichtet wurde, schienen die Server aufgrund des Ansturms überlastet zu sein.

Auch wenn CS2 offiziell nur Windows 2000 und Windows XP unterstützt, läuft die Software Berichten zufolge auch unter Windows 7, selbst in der 64-Bit-Variante. Damit dürfte sie auch auf dem aktuellen Windows 8 lauffähig sein. Heise Online berichtet allerdings von Problemen unter Windows 7 mit den RAW-Dateien von Digitalkameras.

Die nicht mehr ganz frische Software läuft auf Apples aktuellen Intel-Rechnern nicht mehr – Voraussetzung ist  Mac OS X 10.2.8 bis 10.3.8 mit den Prozessoren PowerPC G4 oder G5. Apples Rechner hatten vor dem Wechsel auf Intel-Prozessoren eine Prozessoren mit der PowerPC-Architektur genutzt, die von heutigen Versionen des Betriebssystems Mac OS X nicht mehr simuliert werden kann. Möglich ist der Betrieb auf aktuellen Macs mit Intel-Prozessoren nur mit einer PowerPC-Emulation, welche Apple nur bis zur Version Snow Leopard ins System eingebaut hatte – nicht mehr in die Nachfolgeversionen Lion und Mountain Lion.

Das Paket umfasst Adobe Photoshop, das weltweit bekannteste Programm zum Bearbeiten von Fotos und anderen Bildern, sowie Acrobat Standard 7.0 zum Erzeugen von PDF-Dokumenten, das PDF-Konvertierungsprogramm Acrobat Pro 8.0, den HTML-Editor Audition 3.0 GoLive CS2, das Vektorgrafikenprogramm Illustrator CS2,  die professionelle Textverarbeitung InCopy CS2, das Layout- und Satzprogramm InDesign CS2 und die Filmbearbeitungssoftware Adobe Premiere Pro 2.0. Auch die abgespeckte Photoshop-Varianten Elements 4.0 und 5.0 sind verfügbar.

Die Programme können jeweils einzeln als Installationsarchiv heruntergeladen werden, die dazugehörige Seriennummer steht direkt neben dem Download.

Update 19:32 Uhr: Auf der Adobe-Download-Seite ist nur noch eine Fehlermeldung zu sehen. Adobe reagierte nicht auf eine Bitte um Stellungnahme.

Update vom 8. Januar, 9:34 Uhr: Offenbar will Adobe die Software nicht allen Anwendern zur Verfügung stellen, sondern nur Kunden, welche die Software bereits gekauft hatten, geht aus einem Foren-Beitrag von Adobe hervor. Demnach gab es technische Probleme mit einem Aktivierungsserver. Um den Kunden dennoch die Nutzung der sieben Jahre alten Software zu ermöglichen, wurden dazu spezielle Seriennummer samt Download zur Verfügung gestellt. Der Download-Link wurde unterdessen wieder aktiviert. Der Artikel wurde entsprechend überarbeitet.

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Stocks Tumble on Weak Chinese Data

Global stock markets tumbled after weak manufacturing data in China fueled investors’ worries about the world’s second-largest economy.

Migrants Protest as Hungary Closes Main Station to Northern Europe

Hungarian authorities cleared hundreds of migrants from the country’s main international railway station where they were waiting to board trains to Austria and Germany, prompting protests.

Greek Polls Suggest Tough Election Test for Tsipras

Opinion polls show support for Greece’s left-wing Syriza party and its leader, Alexis Tsipras, crumbling. But Syriza retains a lead over its opponents and the Sept. 20 election could be tight.

Russia Puts Off Data Showdown With Technology Firms

Facebook, Google and Twitter are among the U.S. companies that are getting more time to comply with a new law requiring Russian data centers.

South African Gold Faces Uncertain Future

South Africa’s gold mining industry must undergo radical change to cope with falling prices, intensifying labor disputes and the surging cost of ever-deeper exploration.

Largest Batch of Clinton Emails Released

Newly released emails from Hillary Clinton show that former Clinton White House aide Sidney Blumenthal remained a political confidant and correspondent throughout her time as secretary of state. 318

China’s Economic Woes Echo Across Asia

Evidence is increasing that China’s economic slowdown is rippling across Asia, with a startling plunge in South Korean exports and softening manufacturing in Malaysia and Vietnam.

Whirlpool Mulls Rival Bid for Oven-Maker AGA

Whirlpool has approached AGA Rangemaster, the iconic British maker of cast-iron ovens, over a possible cash bid, turning up the heat on Middleby Corp. which agreed in July to buy AGA for $198 million.

LVMH Appoints Key Apple Executive

LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton has recruited Ian Rogers, a key executive from Apple, to spearhead the expansion of the luxury goods giant’s online retailing presence.

Iran Deal Could Open Door to Gulf Businesses

While executives in the Gulf see opportunities, the region’s governments remain at loggerheads on other issues.

In a World Awash with Gas, Why Finding More is Good for Eni

Italy’s Eni has found a big gas field in Egypt. That highlights its strengths as the company also gets its financial house in order.

Valeant Strikes Psoriasis-Drug Pact With AstraZeneca

Canada’s Valeant Pharmaceuticals has struck a deal with AstraZeneca of the U.K. to develop and sell psoriasis treatment brodalumab.

Samsung Takes Smartwatch Fight to Apple

Samsung plans to unveil a new smartwatch, as the company attempts to prove that it can outshine Apple on design in a nascent product category.

Startups Put Data in Farmers’ Hands

Farmers and startups like Farmobile and Granular are starting to compete with agribusiness giants over the newest commodity being harvested on U.S. farms: data.

Google, Sanofi Team Up on Diabetes Research

The Internet company said its health-care research unit plans to work with European pharmaceutical major Sanofi on new ways to monitor and treat the condition.

Apple and Cisco Unveil a Business Partnership

Apple and Cisco Systems are teaming up to help bring more iPhones and iPads to business users.

Former Alabama Governor George Wallace ran as a third-party candidate in the 1968 presidential election and won five states.

Sanders, Trump et al: Partying Like It’s 1968

Strange happenings are afoot in the 2016 presidential cycle, ones that draw parallels with 1968, when a disruptive race so shook up the political system that we’re still feeling its aftershocks today, Gerald F. Seib writes. 324

Pope Makes Abortion Easier to Forgive in Year of Mercy

Pope Francis will make it easier for women to be forgiven for abortion during a jubilee “year of mercy” starting Dec. 8.

Main Suspect in Bangkok Bombing Arrested

Thailand’s prime minister said security forces arrested a man whom they believe to be the primary suspect in the bombing of a shrine in Bangkok last month.

White House Readying Sanctions Plan Against Chinese Firms for Cybertheft

The White House is preparing a menu of sanctions against Chinese state-owned enterprises and private companies that officials believe benefited from the cybertheft of U.S. corporate secrets.

Market

Service Providers See Gold in Shares of Startups

Branding firm Red Antler is among vendors that are looking to profit on the soaring valuations of young startups by taking payment in stock instead of cash.

Sports

Soccer

FIFA May Weaken Its Executive Committee

The executive committee of FIFA, soccer’s world governing body, will be the first target of major reforms when the organization meets in Zurich next month.

Sports

At the U.S. Open, Djokovic Struggles to Close

Novak Djokovic—the best and most consistent tennis player in the world for five years now—has only won U.S. Open one time in his career.

Video

Ukraine Protest Blast Kills Officer, Injures Dozens

0:45

Body Count Rises in Migrant Effort to Reach Europe

1:38

Lebanese ‘Stink’ Protest Turns Toward Politicians

2:11