Skruff: vinnieg - Re Advanced Task Killer, I've found 'Open Advanced Task Killer' and 'Advanced Task Cleaner Pro' - is one of these the correct
one? Is either better? Or should I try again?
I used to be amongst the great unwashed mass of unbelievers and used a task killer of some sort - can't remember what I used but I've tried a couple of them. Then one day my phone crashed...well, HTC Sense UI packed it in. I'm pretty sure the Task Killer I used caused it. Another HTC Desire owner here had the same experience too. I'm not sure if this will happen on the Galaxy S with its different launcher though.
The upshot is task killers are not needed. I have been happily using my phone without it and have not noticed any performance hit whatsoever. One thing I use is Task Switcher. Basically I need to know what's running and how I can switch to it quickly without having to find the app icon again.
By all means use a task killer if you like but be warned. From experience I have found it is not necessary at all. I'm sure there are people out there using task killers with Android 2.1 with no hassles whatsoever so YMMV...