I was reading that programs like Task Killer and Advanced Task killer, while immediately freeing up memory and hopefully conserving battery, may actually cause your device to run slower and buggier than if you were to uninstall it sompletely. Of course, you're stopping a running task, so I could see how that might not be a good idea to constantly be doing. (and plenty of you know how addicting they can be!) To me the Android OS has many components to that of Windows 7 for PC (don't get me started on their OS). You have your (metaphorical) 'desktop' and 'icons', etc. Why not have a Task Manager built into the OS? It could be a standard app, a setting, a widget, anything! If the OS told the program to end properly, everything should still run smoothly. It's been so long using programs like these, you forget that this is, more appropriately, Android's problem. And once there's a system in place where you don't have to download more stuff to use less memory, the world will be a happier place.