I was not having a 'pop' at anybody in my #5. It's just that I had never heard of Cool Edit so I went looking for some information on it. It is not unusual for old products or superceded ones to be available as free downloads, but anything with Adobe's name attached is not usually free ! Flash etc. excluded.
As for the cracks that appear to be available these cannot be recommended. Partly because it is against the rules of BC, partly because you have no guarrantee that they are complete or will work properly, and also because they tend to be full of malware. My only direct experience of this was a few years ago when I downloaded a 'No-CD' crack for a game of which I owned a legal copy and I promptly installed a trojan on my system. Once bitten, twice shy.
Edited by Chris Cosgrove, 19 February 2017 - 12:41 PM.