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Windows 8: Task Manager screenshot leaked

Windows 8: Task Manager has been pimped, looking good

By Anthony Garreffa from Apr 18, 2011 @ 20:07 CDT

A screenshot of the new Task Manager for Windows 8 has been leaked from Windows 8 build 7850. The new Task Manager is obviously not fully functional at this early stage in the Windows 8 game but we can still tell from the leaked screenshot that is is far different to the previous Task Managers in Windows 7, Vista and XP.


There are now three tabs: Programs, Startup and Users (compared to current Task Managers which are made up of Applications, Processes, Performance and Networking). This is probably set to change but for now it's great to see Microsoft changing up the Task Manager with a new fresh look.

Microsoft has also decided to categorize Programs into Windows System-Critical Programs, Background Programs and Applications. This will obviously make it easier to find the task that a user wishes to kill. Also included is an Advanced Task Manager that allows users to see more information about running processes and services, again this will most likely change but it's good to see Microsoft tweaking under the hood.


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