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The changes in GEM 2.0 were largely the result of a lawsuit by Apple
GEM 2.0 displaying its Desktop Info dialog. This version of GEM supports
640*480 16 color VGA.
The most noticeable change to GEM is the pair of file windows that are
now permanently open on the desktop. Digital Research made this change
because of the lawsuit with Apple. They had to cripple their desktop to
prevent it from looking or working like the Mac.
There are no longer icons on the desktop, the file windows can not
be resized, new file windows can not be opened, and the "Desktop" menu
is now on the right.
Both file windows can browse independently of each other. To return
to a previous folder, one clicks on the folder's system box.
By clicking in the box on the upper right of either file window, the
windows can be made to take up most of the desktop. (But it still can not
be resized to a custom size)
The calculator and clock are the same, however the Print Spooler accessory
This version of GEM adds camera film and color options.
The prefs now include a sound effects option (referring to various
beeps GEM will make with the PC speaker)
This is GEM Graph, an example of another application running under