Could someone please explain to me, in laymen's terms what "nice" is. I am looking at my CPU activity monitor and it is saying around 30% is being used by "Nice." I looked it up in help and this is what I got, "For more information on "nice" processes, see the man page. Open Terminal, located in Applications/Utilities, and enter "man nice"." So I opened a terminal and looked at the man page and this is what I got, NAME nice -- execute a utility with an altered scheduling priority SYNOPSIS nice [-n increment] utility [argument ...] DESCRIPTION nice runs utility at an altered scheduling priority. If an increment is given, it is used; otherwise an increment of 10 is assumed. The super- user can run utilities with priorities higher than normal by using a neg- ative increment. The priority can be adjusted over a range of -20 (the highest) to 20 (the lowest). Needless to say, help wasn't much help at all.