I understand what you're saying about the users or isp being responisble for many of the issues they have in SL. I am neither lazy nor arrogant but, I can certainly tell you that I just don't know which processes that are running in the background are safe to turn off. Sure, Pandora, YMsgr, Firefox and one or two others are obvious to me and, I do turn them off.
I'm on the hunt for a new AMD Radeon HD card because my current one (Radeon HD 5450) is no longer on the list of 'recomendations'. I want to make a decent jump in quality of card just to keep at least 1 step ahead of LL.
I would like to know if you can tell me some of the not so obvious processes that run that are safe for me to turn off and perhaps, which direction to go in the AMD Radeon HD family. I'm looking at the 6000 series but I don't understand the specifics of 6850 and 6870 being recommended. Do you know why the entire series is not recommended? Just wondering.
Sorry, I've been all over new egg, toms hardware and other sites seeking info to buy the most effective card. I'm simply stuck.