"What you see is what you wget, as the old saying goes. You can
use GNU's wget package in a variety of ways to bring remote stuff
to wherever it is that you are on the network. FTP stuff, sure.
HTTP stuff, sure. Even do a little spider work if you're feeling
arachnological. Your GUI may be a sticky mess, but that's not the
same. Follow me, grasshopper, we're going to the CLI.
"With wget, not only can you step away from the GUI, you can
step away from the CLI. It's perfectly happy running in
non-interactive mode, meaning you can wget it and forget it. Need a
vital download from a busy FTP server that's not letting you in at
the moment? Wget it. Here's how..."