Blindasabat - There's a point of ethics there. When you pay for proprietary software, you do not buy the software - you buy the right to use the software. If you doubt that, check a Microsoft EULA, sometime...
Adobe says - 2 installs - but both not to be used simultaneously. And by opening the sealed package, you've agreed to that. Point taken...?
And yes - I do very much like to be able to put Applications / Programs - on as many PCs as I wish to - including those of friends. And I do so - most happily - without offending my own standards - or anybody else's. I've been a Linux user for quite a few years.
I can indeed install a new Linux version on my PC, with the hundreds of programs, tools, utilities, etc it comes with, add many more programs, set up wallpapers and layouts across a half-dozen Desktops - then do a ReMaster of that entire fully-functioning install - and put the ReMaster on a DVD, or these days, usually a flashdrive - then copy that entire "install", ready-to-go - onto any other PC... (By itself, or as a Dual-Boot with Windows.) Without offending anyone at all...!
(Just re-read that - not very clear! A ReMaster of a working system, contains the same Installer as the Live-CD you write from the downloaded ISO. The ReMaster boots to a Desktop in RAM - the same as the CD.)
If folk want "free" without using the Linux O/S - there's plenty of it - including graphics apps, OpenSource, ported to Windows, or Cross-Platform.
And if you DO want more than 2 installs of Photoshop - you can do it legally - I have 1 Photoshop-7 kit bought when I was still in the PC business, 2003, at trade discount - and a kit bought very cheaply years later. That gives me 4 x legit installs - so long as I don't run more than 2 at once - without offending Mr Adobe!
Yes - Photy-7 runs beautifully under Wine in Linux - in a main install - or as installed in a Guest System (Windows or Linux) running as a VM in (also legit-free) Virtual-Box. In that case - I might have 2 instances of Photy open at once - one in the Main Linux system - the other in a Guest system in VirtualBox... Hence the purchase of the second Photy-7 CD.
- And no, Mr Adobe indeed wouldn't know if that was 2 x instances from the same CD, open and running at once... But - I would...