What are the default processes that would run in a freshly installed copy of Lion? I want to know which ones that I have are third-party processes so I can remove them.

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Thre are many and it depends what you are running and I suspect changes from minor version to another so there is no definitive list.

In a terminal type ps auxwwww to list all the processes.

This command includes the full path - from this you can see which are Apple ones in/System /usr/bin, /bin , Then look at each one running from /Applications

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