For anyone who's been having issues downloading LR via the CC Desktop app or otherwise, here's another solution and way to simply download the new versions for Windows and Mac OS (without any download manager):
These can also help in those situations where you need an offline installer, want to make a copy of the files or install them somewhere else, would like a hardcopy backup burned onto disc/DVD, need to quickly grab & use the free trials, etc.
Please be sure to carefully follow the important instructions on that page (required by Adobe) for the direct links to work.
Very helpful with the quick links to the 30 day trial option -- especially for those such as I who are balancing between whether my LR5 upgrade should be to stay on standalone or to go the CC route finally and upgrade my CS5 too. 30 days to play and decide.
Sure, totally understood, and glad to help!
And no matter which path you choose, you actually have up to 60 days to fully try the software at no cost before you finally decide... (if 30 days isn't enough)