Activity Monitor, process names.

Discussion in 'macOS' started by chipandegg, Jun 30, 2009.

  1. chipandegg macrumors regular

    chipandegg

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    I've got the activity monitor open in front of me

    There are the usual apps I can see, Logic, FF, iTunes, Finder, MS Messenger etc etc.

    Though there is a lot of other stuff, I don't know what it is (probably system stuff?).

    For instance there is configd, syslogd, mds, cron most of these have root inb the server column.

    In the User column for my name I can see mdworker, pboard, launchd and couple of others.

    Could anyone shed some light/give an explanation

    Cheers
     
  2. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

    robbieduncan

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    Google for any of those process names and it'll tell you what they are. All are normal/required.
     
  3. belvdr macrumors 603

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