Linked by David Adams on Tue 30th Mar 2010 12:07 UTC
Windows "Windows XP became the most effective Microsoft Bob deployment tool ever developed. And if you go way back into your closet, dig out your copy of Windows XP, and can somehow channel the right spirits to mash your hands on the keyboard in exactly the right way, then out of your encryption program will come a copy of Microsoft Bob."
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Hmmm
by Drunkula on Tue 30th Mar 2010 14:34 UTC
Drunkula
Member since:
2009-09-03

Though I knew of Bob I didn't know it was also on the XP CD. Interesting. Out of curiosity was it worse than Win ME?

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RE: Hmmm
by bhtooefr on Tue 30th Mar 2010 14:41 in reply to "Hmmm"
bhtooefr Member since:
2009-02-19

For its intended market, it wouldn't have been TERRIBLE, except it was an insulated, limited environment (and Windows 3.1 apps weren't at all integrated.) Also, it seemed to spend more time being cute than actually being intuitive.

However, it had very high system requirements for the time, so the only computers that could run it were enthusiast systems.

Add in the fact that the security was a JOKE, and...

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RE[2]: Hmmm
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Tue 30th Mar 2010 17:53 in reply to "RE: Hmmm"
Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

Are you really ragging on Bob for security? Have you no decency? Its like complaining about the lack of down force on a model T.

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RE: Hmmm
by kedwards on Tue 30th Mar 2010 18:20 in reply to "Hmmm"
kedwards Member since:
2009-04-25

MS Bob and Windows ME are really two different things. Windows ME was an operating system, where as Bob was just an operating enviroment that ran on top of the OS.

On my first computer I had something like Bob called Packard Bell Navigator.

http://toastytech.com/guis/pbnav35.html

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