Windows 8's Task Manager Is Surprisingly Awesome (Updated)Sam Biddle10/14/11 8:35am206EditPromoteDismissUndismissHideGo to permalink Task Manager! Not exactly a nerve-stimulating tech term. In fact, it's a pretty dreaded area—the window you poke around in when your PC's in crisis. Part of the headache is poor design. Not anymore. Windows 8's looks stellar.