I’ve been comparing Quark Catalyst to the Apple2Desktop, MouseDesk, vs QuarkCatalyst on my Laser 128 and Apple2Desktop wins. However when I installed Catalyst on my Apple 2c in the 80’s on my ProAPP hard drive I thought it was the cat’s meow.
The most current version of the Apple2Desktop aka MouseDesk is greatly enhanced and as of 2021 has some great add ons . I have other blog entries illustrating it and the links to get it.
Here is a gallery of pictures I took today of Catalyst and other Applications running in the Virtual ll emulator on my MacBook Pro. You’ll see some notes I typed up in AppleWorks 3. Some Shortcomings of Catalyst. Doesn’t recognize folders, doesn’t place new disks on desktop automatically, you need to reboot. One great thing is it never crashed, no matter how many times I went through applications starts and closes .
If you have issues surfing the net from your devices at home when your watching Netflix via an AppleTV, FireTV or Cable Box it’s mostly likely because Netflix defaults to Auto. Thus, Netflix is grabbing everything it can and storing it on your device. In my case I have an AppleTV version 3.
So, I went hunting. In the following pictures you’ll see how I modified the speed. It worked. FYI you make the actual change at the Profile ID level.
It this case I changed Chris to Medium, and left the four other profiles (family embers) on Auto. 1st picture is where I found the info. You need to login to Netflix via a Browser then go to Your Account and then the Profile(chris) you want to change. Then playback settings. Follow the arrows on the next 3 pictures to make the change. Note: you still get the same 1080p resolution on your TV. It just doesn’t suck the tv show or movie data down to your device at warp speed.
Bought this a few years ago. Below is the company’s writeup from the web archive.
Gemini is our new state-of-the-art Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) device and full-featured computer that helps people with learning, communication, or computer access difficulties lead more independent and productive lives.
You can run your favorite communication or educational software and surf the Internet all from one device! Geminisupports a wide variety of access methods, allowing most people to readily use this device.
Gemini is a universally accessible computer-suited to a range of input methods; touchscreen, switch input, on-screen keyboard, external keyboard and mouse, joystick, headmouse, or other alternative pointer.
Gemini’s power and flexibility allow users to be more productive, have fun, and use it on the go. The Gemini is powered by a PowerPC G3 processor that runs at 300 megahertz. With160 megabytes of built-in memory and a 3-gigabyte hard disk drive, Gemini is the most powerful communication device on the market today.
I’ve had this Performa around for 5 years or so. It was one of the early Vintage Macs I bought and started playing. I have multiple SCSI drives attached. External CD300 and CD600 cd-roms (on occasion). Plus a connection to my Apple Newton 120 (separate blog entries on the Newton).
Here it is connected to 2 external SCSI drives, a LCD VGA Monitor and a Stylewriter 1200 printer (not shown). There are other blog entries for the Stylewriter printer.
I did not take a picture of boot scsi drive file listing.