Adobe has posted Acrobat Reader 5.0 as a free download.

Acrobat Reader views, navigates, browses and prints Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) files across a range of hardware and software, and all major operating systems.

PDF is a universal file format that preserves the fonts, formatting, colours and graphics of a source document, regardless of the application and platform used to create it.

Features new to Acrobat Reader 5.0 include the ability to save copies of files downloaded in Web browsers. There is improved usability with drag-&-drop toolbar icons and a better display of text on LCD screens. There's also support for Adobe Illustrator 9.0 graphics.

Acrobat Reader 5.0 also has an Asian fonts pack that enables PDF files containing Chinese, Japanese and Korean fonts to be viewed. Acrobat Reader 5.0 is compatible with previous versions.