Bill Gates' Home Town Chooses Linux

The 40,000 pages of paperwork generated by the construction of Bill Gates super-mansion brought a storage crisis to the town of Modena. Linux, not Windows, came to the rescue.

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Completely swamped with the paperwork (40,000 pages) generated by construction of Bill Gates' high tech super-mansion, the town of Medina Washington either needed a bigger city hall, or a document imaging system. They investigated systems based on Windows NT, but found a new city hall might be cheaper. The system finally installed, based on Caldera Linux, was 10% of the cost of a Windows NT based system.

When the installing VAR (Archive Retrieval) asked city hall staff if it was all right that the screen showed a big Caldera logo when idle, he was told he could turn it to the window so everyone could see it.

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