You can download it from here http://get.adobe.com/reader/enterprise/
...or from this direct download link http://ardownload.adobe.com/pub/adobe/reader/win/10.x/10.0.0/en_US/AdbeRdr1000_en_US.exe
...or navigate the Adobe FTP site to get any released Reader version ftp://ftp.adobe.com/pub/adobe/reader/ (including MSI installers).
It's not really hard; all these links are published multiple times a day in this forum.
Thank you. I'll try those links as soon as I can get back to the internet cafe.
As for "It's not really hard; all these links are published multiple times a day in this forum."......I'm sure for those lucky folk who have constant access to highspeed, hanging around forums would not be a problem. But when you are on dialup, that's another story. I'm just saying, wouldn't it be nice of Adobe if they gave people a choice right on the original download page as to where they want it downloaded to instead of making people go through forums and all that. Wouldn't it be less time consuming for everyone?
Thanks again for your help!
Adobe publishers the files in the way they do because they think it makes it easier for the largest number of their users. The number of people that download their software to bring home from an internet cafe is probably quite small. Adobe uses download managers because they believe that is what works best for their users. Personally, I despise download managers. I know from the talk here, that I am not alone. But Adobe isn't catering to me, but to their typical user. Hopefully, the links people have provided to you will suit your needs.
I personally detest download managers, and Adobe's one is one of the worst around (bundling unrelated software in the process). I never use it, and I never recommend anyone to use it.
But even without this forum, the alternate download links are easy to find. Just google "Adobe Reader direct download" or anything similar, and you will be given dozens and dozens of download locations, not only at the Adobe site, but a great number of 3rd-party download sites like CNET, Filehippo, Majorgeeks, ...
Thank you for that info. I will keep it in mind.
I think perhaps there is too much assumption being made that most people have all this computer savvy (not to mention, time) to figure out all these ins and outs for accessing things.
There are those of us, however, who by lack of time, resources, or our ages, just can't get into all this. Most of them probably just give up and never complain about it or, maybe are lucky to know someone who is a computer geek and can do all this for them. I used to be very up on computers when they first started becoming available for home use in the late 70's and 80's but even I've given up on trying to keep up with it all. I thought computers were supposed to make our lives simpler, not more complicated and time consuming.
Sorry, ranting there....uselessly so, I guess, since, if anything, things are going to get a whole lot more complicated rather than less so.
thank you for your advice, especially to http://get.adobe.com/de/reader/enterprise/.
It's totally OK that Adobe offers the Adobe Download Manager as the default way for distributing the Reader.
But like Foresthowlingwolf, I would be very very grateful if Adobe would make the hyperlinks for getting the plain exe-file more obvious!
--> I don't think it would trouble the average user if there would be a small additional link for that purpose.
In the FAQ, Adobe themselves mention that option, but I didn't find it any more.
"Users with supported operating systems/browsers who are having difficulty can use the alternate hyperlink provided on the Thank You page."