Why doesn't Photoshop CS2 run on Mac OS X Lion and what is the solution

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In August 2012 I bought from Itunes store OS X Mountain Lion, v10.8 (4 +).
After its installation Adobe Photoshop 2 did not work, then I installed back Os x 10.6.8.
Now again the question is asked to install OS X Mavericks, I wonder whether now supports the Adobe Photoshop 2? ... I find it both very well that new operating systems are released but then very sad to note that partly because older versions of programs are no longer supported. As a photographer, I can not do without this program, and new versions have been priceless to me and many others to be purchased each time. Thank you for taking this for consideration as well as a possible solution for it.
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Photoshop CS2 was a PowerPC binary, with no native Intel code.
It was only supported on Intel machines via the Rosetta emulation -- and Apple has dropped support for Rosetta.

To run on an Intel based machine in recent MacOS versions, you would have to purchase a newer version of Photoshop that has Intel native code.
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a Mac - developer says: it is easier to create new software. The old version does not get updated anymore.
However, in contrast to that, consumers need to purchase this (expensive) new software. A successful trick of software developers ... old operating systems are not even updated ... They also create a new platform! and the consumer has his back against the wall ...
Human beings are therefore a simple cash cow.
But not so stupid is that cash cow ... it looks forward to other software, works ... which is similar to his system.