Arch Linux: Quiet as a mouse

With all the furor about Windows 10 privacy, I thought i would have a quick check of the traffic analysis on my router after a traffic count reset 3 hours ago, just to see how noisey an idling Windows 10 install is when it comes to talking to the internet by itself with no user interaction and how that compares with my Arch linux install (no contest right? :) )

Below is a screenshot showing a comparison of Windows 10 & Linux idling on the network for 3 hours.

Comparison of 2 computers idling for 3 hours - one running Microsoft OS and the other more unixy.. can you guess which is which?

Comparison of 2 computers idling for 3 hours – one running Microsoft OS and the other more unixy.. can you guess which is which?

In case its not obvious:

cedefs is my Arch Linux desktop box, desiced-MSI is my Windows box.

 

cedefs did nothing except an NTP update – nice.

desiced-MSI behaved like an angry teenager in their bedroom calling microsoft every minute to tell them how much it loves them.

 

 

Running linux feels like you’ve just moved in to a self built house – everything is so clean and pristine and you know exactly where all those cables in the electrics cupboard go because you ran them yourself. The peace of mind about your operating system and feeling of ownership is unsuppassed.

BTW I’m running a Ubiquiti Edge router with custom packages, and I have to say I love Ubiquiti’s regular updates. 1.7.0 brought hardware accellerated deep packet inspection, thanks Ubiquiti!