The services column provides some neat information and identifies services that are starting automatically at boot, services that install themselves with various programs. Adobe and Google are examples since both will install a service--the Updater Service--that really doesn't need to run. I've noticed many other services like SuperAntispyware. Since I am using the free service, there is no need for the core to run until I scan
The services, of course, need to be reset in the Administrative Tools section (msconfig, too); rather than "disable" the unwanted ones, I choose "manual." Sometimes, the service needs to be completely "disabled." Rather an odd situation when that happens because when I do need to run the program, it will run--disabled.
Why is Linux so "easy"? It seems I can set it up once and never bother with the system again. Thinking . . .