"The Windows 8 Task Manager still launches when you strike the Ctrl-Alt-Esc key combination, and it's still very much available in Desktop view by right-clicking inside the taskbar. But what Task Manager shows you and how it works are very much changed in Windows 8. And unlike other aspects of the new operating system that have drawn ire and frustration from users, the new and different features in the Windows 8 Task Manager are almost unanimously regarded as improvements."