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I am traveling and using a 3G mobile internet provider, it has limit of 3GB download every 7 days. So I was wondering what tweaks can I apply in Ubuntu 12.04.3 to minimize internet usage. I already disabled flash and images on my browser, but what else could I do. Are there some programs that use bandwidth on the background I can disable or any other tips?

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  • I specially cannot point out any apps or a command which would help.. not that I know of..
    – AzkerM
    Jan 23 '14 at 20:40
  • I think marking the question as duplicated is incorrect, the other question as to monitor or limit bandwidth, I ask about programs that may be using bandwidth without my knowledge and such.
    – user239129
    Jan 25 '14 at 4:19
  • Yes, this is wrongly closed as this is not a dupe of that question. But I found another question for which this is a dupe, here: askubuntu.com/questions/91736/… The accepted answer there has a nice solution. I think you should check it out. Unfortunately the poster of that answer didn't write his answer there, just give a link to the solution.
    – falconer
    Jan 25 '14 at 10:35
  • To know which programs may use your bandwidth you need "to monitor" them, no?
    – Braiam
    Jan 25 '14 at 12:51
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  • Turning off flash and images was a good idea. You may also want to check out a text-only browser like lynx or elinks.

  • Turn off automatic updates and checks for automatic updates:

    Open Software Center, navigate to Edit->Software Sources.... On the Updates tab change Automatically check for updates to Never.

  • Disable all syncing services you have (Ubuntu One, Dropbox, etc.).

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