In windows 7 we can disable automatic updates completely. But in linux distributions like fedora & ubuntu even after disabling automatic updates, they consume my bandwidth.
I have limited bandwidth each month and I want to completely disable automatic update. Which linux distro has this capability?

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  • None of them. Perhaps you could edit your hosts file to block the update URLs – spuder Oct 9 '16 at 19:14
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    @spuder: All of them, surely? – Michael Homer Oct 9 '16 at 19:17
  • If there is no one, so which distribution is updated infrequently? @spuder – Mehdi Rahimi Oct 9 '16 at 19:19
  • Can you offer me the distribution with this feature? @MichaelHomer – Mehdi Rahimi Oct 9 '16 at 19:22
  • Or at least infrequently updated? @MichaelHomer – Mehdi Rahimi Oct 9 '16 at 19:24

I should think all Linux distributions can be configured in such a way that they never download package updates (including repository information) automatically. In some cases it might involve disabling a number of different pieces of software, but it should be doable...

Look at your system's cron jobs, systemd timers, and the setup of PackageKit, GNOME Software etc.

I know I have some Debian systems which generate no Internet trafic, but that's not something specific to Debian — it should be possible to set any Linux system up that way.

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