I read in an adobe community article (link:http://forums.adobe.com/thread/1266865) that to download adobe download assistant you need to click on the trial on the download page of the thing you want to download and then it will open up in the assistant.Except I already tried that and it only opened up in creative cloud.How do I open it up in the assistant.The reason being I want to be able to pause my downloads and you cant do that in creative cloud.
When I read the answer in the message you linked, it said CS6... not Cloud
With perpetual product download like CS6 or previous version, the Adobe download assistant is used, with Creative Cloud the CC desktop App is used as interface to download the complete range of products of CC.
In Adobe sites CC desktop download is available for trial too. After the trial if you decide to purchase it then the download has the option to serialize / subscription it .