Linux and Unix gurus can ignore this post, but if you have better tips to share, please feel free to comment. I write this mainly as a note to myself and hopefully help out Linux / Unix newbies at the same time.
wget is perfect for downloading stuff through a command line. This is a great tool if your only access to the server is SSH. You can append & at the end of shell command line so the download happens in the background. You can do other productive work while download is ongoing.
lynx is a text based web browser. Don’t laugh, I found it pretty handy for some quick and dirty browsing and Yahoo mail checking. Unfortunately, it does not work with gmail.