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Distribution: Lots of distros in the past, now Linux Mint
open a console, type "ps -A|less" (the | allows less to run, so the screen doesn't scroll by), find your process, issue "kill ####" (#'s are the process number listed next to it).
There are actually many ways to kill a process, depending on the type of process running. The two most common are "kill -9 ####" and "kill -15 ####", which are used to kill or terminate a program. "man kill" will help you with these and others.
Remember, you might have to be root to kill some processes, as they run as root or have root-owned elements that a normal user can't kill.