For those of you fortunate enough to never have heard of MS Bob, your luck has just run out!
Microsoft Bob was M$'s attempt to create a "friendlier" look for Windows 3.1. Bob presented the user with a house and rooms instead of the Windows desktop and file manager. Want to write a letter? Click on the pad of paper in the living room. Balance your checkbook? Click the checkbook. Your host for this domicilic environment was a nice little pooch named Rover (who later got a job as the Windows XP search animation). Rover guided you through the labrynth that is Bob.
Sadly, Bob was the hugest bomb in M$ history and he had to be put to sleep.
But Bob lives on! Within a VMware terminal I installed Bob on a virtual Windows 3.11 machine. Yes, Bob lived again! Then, on a whim, I tried to install Bob on my XP machine. Bob worked! With no fiddling he sprang immediately to life! A paragon of backwards compatability that M$ apparently abandoned after Bob failed.
After about five minutes, though, I put Bob back to sleep. I remembered why Bob died to begin with... Bob sucked.
So, who else out there remembers Bob?
Edited by Amazing Andrew, 10 April 2007 - 08:17 AM.