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|Stable release||10.7.3 / February 1, 2012|
|Preview release||10.8.0 / June 11, 2012|
|Operating system||Mac OS X|
|Website||Mac OS X Website|
- Quitting or "killing" a computer process
- Viewing the computer's CPU load
- Checking the amount of random access memory in use or swapped out
- Checking the amount of hard disk read-ins and write-outs
- Checking the capacity of storage devices
- Monitoring the computer's network usage
- Inspecting running computer processes
- Viewing a process identifier number
- Viewing information about a particular process
Activity Monitor is the Mac OS X counterpart of Microsoft's Windows Task Manager for Windows. However, some aspects of quitting stalled applications are divided between Apple Menu Force Quit and Activity Monitor.
- "Using Activity Monitor to read System Memory and determine how much RAM is being used". Apple. February 21, 2012. Retrieved April 17, 2012.
- Chung, Jackson (September 10, 2008). "Macnifying OS X: Learning To Utilize Activity Monitor on Mac". MakeUseOf. MakeUseOf. Retrieved April 17, 2012.
- "Mac OS X: How to Find Background Applications". Apple. February 17, 2012. Retrieved April 17, 2012.