I am using ubuntu from last 6-7 months. I am having 512mb ram and a p4 processor with 1.73 Ghz processing speed. And being a programmer i have to work with eclipse and netbeans like ide's, and they sometimes hang.
So is there any option in ubuntu to stop the services running just like i do have in windows "msconfig" or mycomputer->manage, and where could i find the details about the services so that i should know what will be its effect if i stop this service. I am using ubuntu 10.10