I downloaded Adobe Reader from here: http://get.adobe.com/reader/
By default, it recognizes my system as Linux and lets me download a .bin file which turns out to be an executable installer.
There are no installation instructions at all (shame on Adobe) but it was pretty easy to figure out I had to add execution permissions to the file and run it as root. It installed Adobe Reader under /opt.
Now I have a beautiful Adobe Reader icon on the desktop which does nothing when double clicked. NOTHING (not even an error message).
Also, if I write "Adobe" in the Dash, the same icon shows up, and it still does nothing.
By right-clicking on a pdf file's icon on the Desktop or in Nautilus, there's no "open in Adobe Reader" option either.
Is there a non-broken Adobe Reader available for Ubuntu? Where do I get it?