1. Q

    Getting rid of unneccessary apps/processes in order to only use Linux

    I've a MacBook 4,1 lying around running Lion 10.7 and I'm thinking to install Linux through a virtual machine. Given that this MacBook will from now on operate just and only to run VM/Linux, I would like to reduce the battery and/or RAM consumption by removing unnecessary Mac system...
  2. M

    Unknown CPU Process

    Had a quick question that I'm hoping someone can help me with. I'm not too skilled with macs, having primarily used PC's in the past. I was cleaning out some junk files using Dr. Cleaner and a cache folder came up labeled "Anomoean". I looked in the activity monitor, and saw a process labeled...
  3. robertcoogan

    Unknown processes

    Does anyone know what these processes are for? They always pop up when kernel_task is hogging RAM: trustd thermaid cfprefsd
  4. MikeyN

    Taming Sierra for privacy, security, battery life, running cool and general sanity

    The advent of SIP was another step into the walled garden that Apple wants its users to dwell in, doing not much more as pondering how to best spend more money on Apple products. If Sierra would have been a well designed and developed OS then SIP might have been actually a welcome hardening...
  5. V

    How to disable unnecessary processes/services on my Macbook Pro?

    Not sure if this is the right sub-forum to post in but here goes: Im wondering if there are any resource hungry and just things I don't use like iCloud and etc I can turn off. Im an IT student, studying software development and I strictly do only school stuff on my mac. For security and...