|Initial release||March 10, 1995|
1.00a / August 30, 1995
Microsoft Bob was a
A cartoon dog named Rover and other cartoon characters provided guidance using
Microsoft Bob was greatly criticized in the press, did not gain wide acceptance with users, and was neither a successful nor long-lived product.
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". The project leader for Bob was
Karen Fries, a Microsoft researcher. The design was based on research by Professors