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Microsoft(c) Bob Operating System Collectible Unique - $30 (Heyburn)


condition: new
make / manufacturer: Microsoft
model name / number: Bob
size / dimensions: Operating System

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This is a rather unique item that I just found in the bottom of my file cabinet. It is original disk of the BOB Computer Operating System produced by Microsoft(c) quite some time back, 1995 or 96. I obtained this disk as something to play with but never actually got around to installing it on a computer. The disk you will received is SEALED with the red label, the open one in the pictures is the one I was playing with but never actually installed. Not sure what would be required, hardware wise, to install it but probably not much, it was designed to be a very user friendly operating system but never actually caught on. I will ship them anywhere in the Continental US for the asking price. Or you can pick it up here in Heyburn Idaho near Burley. Voice calls only. show contact info

Microsoft Bob was a Microsoft software product that was released on March 11, 1995 and discontinued in early 1996. The program was intended to provide a more user-friendly interface for the Windows 3.1x, Windows 95 and Windows NT operating systems, supplanting the Windows Program Manager. Microsoft Bob presented screens showing a "house", with "rooms" that the user could go to containing familiar objects corresponding to computer applications--for instance, a desk with pen and paper, a checkbook, and other items. In this case, clicking on the pen and paper would open the word processor.

A cartoon dog named Rover and other cartoon characters provided guidance using speech balloons. Rover and a few others managed to later make their way back in Windows XP as "Search Companions".

Microsoft Bob was greatly criticized in the press, did not gain wide acceptance with users, and was neither a successful nor long-lived product.
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