MojoKid writes: "The Windows Task Manager has historically been a vital (if boring) workhorse in an OS not generally described with adjectives like "sexy." Windows 8 has set out to change that, and the preliminary information available suggests the new task manager is a significant advancement over the old. Microsoft's research indicates that the most common actions performed in Task Manager relate to ending programs/processes. The new TM can categorize threads depending on whether they're foreground or background processes and then color codes column data to allow users to read pertinent information at a glance, rather than trying to manually resort the information by column. Applications are also now described by function rather than strictly by executable name."
Humanity has the stars in its future, and that future is too important to be
lost under the burden of juvenile folly and ignorant superstition.
- Isaac Asimov