BITS for Linux

I want to download updates in the background. Does Linux have the equivalent of WIN32 BITS? BITS is a Background Intelligent Transfer Service used for downloading Windows updates in spare, low priority bandwidth.

When I do an automatic daily update yum saturates my bandwidth for a couple of minutes which makes browsing really slow. Is there a way of throttling the yum download with Linux? Thanks.

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Richard has over 10 years of experience developing open source software. He is the maintainer of GNOME Software, PackageKit, GNOME Packagekit, GNOME Power Manager, GNOME Color Manager, colord, and UPower and also contributes to many other projects and opensource standards. Richard has three main areas of interest on the free desktop, color management, package management, and power management. Richard graduated a few years ago from the University of Surrey with a Masters in Electronics Engineering. He now works for Red Hat in the desktop group, and also manages a company selling open source calibration equipment. Richard's outside interests include taking photos and eating good food.

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