I was feeling the need to take a look at Nexenta and decided that I wasn't terribly interested in waiting for a download, then waiting for a gunzip. Why not do them both at the same time?
$ wget -O /dev/stdout http://www.gnusolaris.org/gsmirror/genunix.org/elatte_installcd_alpha2_i386.iso.gz | gunzip > elatte_installcd_alpha2_i386.iso => `/dev/stdout' --20:21:47-- http://www.gnusolaris.org/gsmirror/genunix.org/elatte_installcd_alpha2_i386.iso.gz Resolving www.gnusolaris.org... 18.104.22.168 Connecting to www.gnusolaris.org|22.214.171.124|:80... connected. HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 301 Moved Permanently Location: http://www.genunix.org/distributions/gnusolaris/elatte_installcd_alpha2_i386.iso.gz [following] --20:21:48-- http://www.genunix.org/distributions/gnusolaris/elatte_installcd_alpha2_i386.iso.gz Resolving www.genunix.org... 126.96.36.199 Connecting to www.genunix.org|188.8.131.52|:80... connected. HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK Length: 567,433,011 (541M) [text/plain] 13% [====> ] 77,025,880 359.25K/s ETA 22:27Just 22 minutes to go. I guess at this rate I could have piped it through cdrecord with "speed=2".