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At Ease v2.0

At Ease v2.0
At Ease v2.0

SystemMacintosh
Floppy (3.5")2

Apple

Macintosh

7  18908  06794  9

Release Date: 1/1/1993
Manufacturer: Apple
 
At Ease was an alternative to the Macintosh desktop developed by Apple Computer in the early 1990s. It provided a simple environment for new Macintosh users and young children to help them to work without supervision. At Ease sits on top of the Finder desktop, providing a simple tab panel oriented graphical user interface in which applications and documents are represented by icons on large buttons. Aside from its security features, its interface and basic functionality is very similar to the Packard Bell Navigator.

Features

  • Panels-At the main At Ease desktop, there are two "panels" which are accessed with tab buttons. One displays your applications and one displays your personal documents. When a panel is full, another is created and you must change the current page.
  • Multiple users - At the time At Ease was released, System 7 did not support multiple users. At Ease provided an easy and safe way for Macintosh users to store personal files on their computer and protect them from other people using the same computer.
  • Sharing - At Ease allows files to be shared with other users.
  • Privileges - The main user (known as the "Administrator" or "Owner") can set what programs and documents the user has access to.
  • Secure - At Ease allowed passwords to be set for each user, to make sure that one user cannot log on to another user's account
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