Just wondering if I set it to kill the clock, does that mean that my alarm won't go off?
Yes. When I got task killer It did just that, and even though the icon remained on the notification bar, the alarm never went off. My iTouch's last duty was to act as backup in case that happened
put the alarm on the ignore list and it will never come up in the kill list again. i too use my droid as an alarm clock and it would be trouble if it didn't work for some reason. i threw it on the ignore list along with the task manager program itself and the anti virus program i have.
you do not need a task killer app!
the android os is meant to support the running of background apps and killing them actually slows the phone down, especially when killing native apps such as messenger or gmail.
believe me i used it when i first started messing around with the droid and heard this claim, i took a look in the android api and one of my buddies showed me why you dont need to kill em...