Please tell me what kernel_task is in activity monitor

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Jazzandmetal?, Mar 9, 2008.

  1. Jazzandmetal? macrumors regular

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    #1
    It is in my active process and is the only thing that doesn't prompt an option to quit.
     
  2. FJ218700 macrumors 68000

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    in simplest terms, kernel_task is OS X running.

    you can force quit it by shutting down your computer :D
     

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