Microsoft Bob

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Microsoft Bob
Developer(s)Microsoft
Initial releaseMarch 10, 1995; 26 years ago (1995-03-10)[1]
Stable release
1.00a / August 30, 1995 (1995-08-30)[1]
Operating systemWindows 3.1, Windows 95, Windows 98, XP [2]
TypeGUI
LicenseProprietary
Websitewww.microsoft.com

Microsoft Bob is a computer program that was made by Microsoft. It was created to make Microsoft Windows easier to use. Microsoft Bob looks like a house that the user can move around in. The user's computer programs can be placed in the rooms to look like things in the house, like boxes and pictures.

History[change | change source]

Microsoft Bob was released in March 1995 (before Windows 95 was released), although it had been widely publicized prior to that date under the codename "Utopia".[3][4]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Lifecycle Information for Microsoft Obsolete Products Support". support.microsoft.com. Microsoft. Archived from the original on 14 August 2005. Retrieved 15 July 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. "Raymond Chen Discusses Microsoft Bob". technet.microsoft.com. Microsoft. Retrieved 28 April 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. "MS plans Utopia for PC users". Computer Shoqqer. April 1994.
  4. "Microsoft makes for Utopia". Personal Computer World. May 1994.

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