Hey, I don't actually have ML yet and don't plan to ever install it unless it's at least faster than Lion, so I'm unable to actually look for myself about this question. Even if it's faster than Lion, I'm not very enthusiastic about how Apple is trying to turn something that's meant to run on full computers into more of something you see on phones. Anyways, ranting aside, is there a way to disable Notification Center? This is almost a 2 part question. Let me explain. I want to disable it if possible because I assume it will take extra CPU and RAM, for what I assume is a process that it will run which checks/listens for new things to display. I'm not entirely sure how well Apple's implementation works for this, but good or not, it it takes anymore than a megabyte or two of RAM and an unnoticeable amount of CPU, then I won't like it running on my computer. See, I really like Growl. I prefer it's style much more than what I've seen of Notification Center. The idea of a notification system, like Growl or Notification Center is really a good idea. But for me, Apple's version is more like good idea, bad execution. It just doesn't look too nice for me, I don't like that it slides out from the side of the screen, and I really don't like that it doesn't just show a small little window type thing that shows over your current work like Growl does. Anyways, like I said, I like Growl. NC was a good idea, I just don't really like the way that it looks and works. So, if I ever did run Mountain Lion, I'd be using Growl anyways. I want to know if I can turn NC off so that I'm not running 2 different notification systems, one of which I don't even want. And not to be rude, but keep your comments about learning to use NC, or leaving it alone or whatever, keep them away. I am very OCD about resource usage. If something doesn't need to be running, I don't want it running. That was rather long. That though, is my explanation of why I'd want to disable it. So here's the 2 part question. One, can I disable it somehow, either through a switch in System Preferences, or some command, or by editing a file? Some of you may be aware that you can actually disable Spotlight. You have the choice to unload the mds LaunchDaemon, or to turn indexing off with the mdutil command. What I am asking is if there's a similar way to turn off NC. Is it loaded as a LaunchDaemon, or can I use a command to stop it? Anyone who knows or has the ability to look into it, I'd like to know. The second part is, how much CPU and RAM has anyone observed it using at any one time? I know ML is still in developer preview, but if NC doesn't actually use too much CPU or RAM, I might not mind it. I know I wrote a really long thing. Sorry, gotta break that habit. Here's a TL;DR for you: 1) Can I disable Notification Center somehow? Please check if it's loaded by a LaunchDaemon or if there's a command to somehow turn it off like there is with mds if you don't mind. 2) How much CPU and RAM has anyone observed it using? Thanks!