Originally Posted by ZAMO
I am not sure , What are the services required by you. It depends on your usage.
You can use "ntsysv" and choose the services, you want to start at start-up.
I started to research every one of those processes, but then I realized that is
not sufficient - I don't know which are required by Linux itself, and which are
required by other important/necessary/fundamental processes.
So, what I'm really asking for one of two kinds of help:
1: if you know these processes, tell me from experience which are crucial.
2: if you don't, tell me which your minimalist or vanilla/default system has.
PS: I do agree, in the long run, that it is best/wise to know and understand
what is happening on our own computers. So in principle, I agree with you.