It wouldn't be your computer that is downloading the files slowly, it would be your internet connection. It's better if you right click and click "save target as", then it will simply download it, and you can view it that way. Hope this helps, Josh.
PDF Creator from Source Forge is another one I've used for several years. The latest version works with Vista.
I do not understand how Adobe has the nerve to charge $500.00 for Adobe Acrobat Professional, when the entire Microsoft Office Professional 2007 suite is available for less than $300.00. The software is enormous (so big it won't fit on a CD and must be installed from a DVD) and contains very little in the way of unique features. All this to print PDF documents and a few other features.
But then again, I don't understand $800.00 for the full version of Photoshop, either. These are the most expensive programs in their categories, and are priced way beyond what they are worth. Seems to me that Adobe uses a pricing model straight from the 1980's.