How Do I Install Adobe Reader for LInux

anuneznyc used Ask the Experts™
I am running Xubuntu 10.10 and I need to install Adobe Acrobat Reader on it. I went to Adobe's site and downloaded the file. I ran chmod +x on the downloaded file. I then ran the executable file and it said, "Extracting files, please wait." Then it said, "Enter installation directory for Adobe Reader 9.4.2" showing /opt as the default directory. However, when I press enter I get, "Error: Cannot write to directory /opt"

What is wrong here and how can I fix it?

Thanks in advance.
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Try this:

sudo apt-get install acroread
Top Expert 2011
> I then ran the executable file and it said
You need to put sudo in front of that executable file
sudo /path-to-AcrobatReader-install file.
Michael EagerConsultant
Alternately, you can change the permissions on /opt so that you can write to it in user mode:
  sudo chmod a+rwx /opt


Thanks Guys. Will close out now.

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