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#1 lisbon

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Posted 23 May 2009 - 08:37 PM

Ok when i was young i remember my dad and uncle having old computers, and i used to play on them, the good old days, well im looking for this software that is old and was on my dads computer, im not sure if it came with the computer or not, but i think it did, it was this program were when you clicked on it it would ask for a password and the when you got in its looked like the inside of an house with some rooms were you can turn to and trash bin and all. If anyone knows were i could find it or even a name, but would be helpful, i dont know th OS at the time it was one before xp, Either 98,me,2000, not sure?if it helps it was on the same computer that had Rodents Revenge that game with the cats and the mouse and the blocks.

Thanks, by the way if anyone needs the game rodents revenge the old game, i have it , just post or e-mail me, ill give it to anyone who wants a copy!

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Posted 23 May 2009 - 10:42 PM

Are you talking about MS BOB?
Vintage and obscure to be sure if it is!
Runs on top of Windows 3.1!!

Please dont post that you have a program available.
It is against the rules.

Edited by Eyesee, 23 May 2009 - 10:59 PM.

In the beginning there was the command line.

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Posted 24 May 2009 - 12:36 PM

Omg thank you so much, i cant believe you remember this, thanks!

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Posted 24 May 2009 - 02:47 PM

Thats because Im OLD! LOL!!

We used to sell it way back when I was working for a major computer vendor
Its buggy if I recall.
Also ranks #7 on PCWorlds list of the 25 worst tech products of all time
Doubt that it works with 95 or 98 as it changes the Windows interface.
Does work with Windows 3.1 or 3.11

Edited by Eyesee, 24 May 2009 - 03:12 PM.

In the beginning there was the command line.

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Posted 24 May 2009 - 06:22 PM

http://toastytech.com/guis/bob.html
Quote from above link: in early 1995 Microsoft released a software program called "Bob" designed to replace the desktop of Windows 3.1 and 95 with an interface designed mainly for novice users.

Microsoft held a big advertising campaign and loaded up stores with copies of Bob expecting huge sales. It totally flopped.

A few possible reasons that Bob flopped:

* Bob required a minimum of a 486 with 8 megs of ram, 30 megs of free disk space, and 256 color VGA. Many computers of the day did not meet these minimum requirements.
* It was too "cute" for the average PC users of the day.
* Most people at the time who wanted ease of use would just get a Macintosh.
* Bob was not useful enough to justify its initial sale price of almost $100.
* Windows 95, which was released later that year, had the new Windows Explorer user interface which wiped the floor with Bob.

If you do a search for MS Bob you will see some links to YouTube video of MS Bob.
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Posted 24 May 2009 - 10:59 PM

I dont remember how MS Bob shipped media wise.
I think it was 6 floppy disks. 3 1/2 media to be certain!

It was before cd's. Im old in computing terms.
This was before everyone had sound cards and cdrom drives.

Curisoity question: Other than it being vintage software, why would you want to run it?

I still do have a vintage system that I keep.
Running DOS 5.01, WordStar, Word Perfect 5.1 and Lotus 123

I like the old stuff
Its fun!
In the beginning there was the command line.




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