Issue No. 06 - November/December (2009 vol. 26)
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Two projects that have developed task-based interfaces that could revolutionize the traditional files-and-folder GUI approach to desktop computing. Mylyn, an open source model for the Eclipse platform, has impressed developers who have tested the prototype. SmartDesktop offers knowledge workers a different way to use Microsoft Office and Outlook.
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G. Goth, "The Task-Based Interface: Not Your Father's Desktop," in IEEE Software, vol. 26, no. , pp. 88-91, 2009.