PDF under siege!
Several companies are challenging Adobe Acrobat's domineering hold on the portable electronic document format (read ".pdf" if you remove my insertion of the word "electronic"). Read the entire story here.
As a long-time user of Adobe Acrobat and long-time supporter of the PDF format, I can only say good luck to these other companies. Adobe almost makes it too easy though. You can download their reader free for any operating system. Download the Windows here from Download.com or for other operating systems from the Adobe Website. Additionally there are a bunch of programs for free on Download.com for various operating systems that allow you to create PDF documents from MS Word and other applications.