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 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 where applications and documents are represented by icons on large buttons. Aside from its security features, its interface and basic functionality is comparable to the Windows 3.x Program Manager.
At Ease for Workgroups 5 also provided a restricted Finder mode that allowed the Finder to operate instead of the traditional At Ease panels. It provided quick access to the user's documents folder which could be stored on an AppleShare IP server. The restricted Finder mode later turned into Mac OS 9's multiple users feature.
Even though At Ease was discontinued, certain aspects of its user interface appear in later versions of Mac OS. For example Mac OS 8 and Mac OS 9 included the Platinum interface theme, which resembles At Ease.
Focus: Oil ; It Has Been Wrested from the Earth Where It Has Lain for Millions of Years, the Great Liberator That Changed the Course of History. but It Has Brought Misery as Well as Wealth, and the World May Never Be at Ease with Itself as Long as It Remains Dependent on This Corrosive and Corrupting Substance. by Adrian Hamilton
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