Running processes, which ones, how many
I an a new user of Ubuntu, and it is working very well. I did a UNIX terminal command “ps -ef” and found about 250 processes running. I am concerned that in the process of learning, I have loaded and *NOT* unloaded software which needs to be cleaned up.
- Is there an easy way to determine what should and shouldn't be running? This, of course, depends on the software loaded.
- Is there a Ubuntu tool to help newbies clean up their machines?
- Should one expect this many processes?
Aforum search yielded a post by MikeCyber “what processes are normalon 13.04?” In his example, there are also a significant number ofrunning processes; however, his question and the answer is particularto a Union Bank process, and does not address the large number ofprocesses also running on his machine.
I have reviewed many other postswhich are unrelated to my question.