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June 10, 2010

Going thrice, Sold!

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Answer: Bill Gates bought Codex Leicester authored by Leonardo Da Vinci for 30 Million USD and made screensavers and wallpapers for Windows. If you have even tried to change themes on Win 98, you will see “Leonardo Da Vinci” as a theme. Most stuff on that is from the Codex Leicester.


22 Responses to “Going thrice, Sold!”

  1. dineshk
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    Codex Leicester – a notebook of Leonardo Da Vinci that Bill Gates purchased for over $30 million. He had the pages scanned and made them available as themes/wallpapers/screensavers in Windows. Wiki says it was included in Windows 95 plus but maybe Windows 98 is the first version where it comes in the default package rather than in the “plus” package.


  2. Rogi
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    If you had a notebook computer running Windows 98, you could make a Davinci notebook your theme.
    Bill Gates purchased the Codex Leicester from Armand Hammer and the engineers included a theme related to it as an homage.


  3. Raghuvansh
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    Gates bought the Codex Leicester, scanned it and the used the scanned images as Windows wallpapers.


  4. varuns88
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    1.Codex Leicester, bought by Bill Gates in 1998 for US$30.8 mil. Gates got the pages scanned and distributed them as screensavers and wallpapers.


  5. KK
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    1.Codex Leicester,book by Leonardo da Vinci
    2.The book is bought by Bill Gates for $30.8 million in 1994.


  6. Dibyo
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    bill gates bought the codex leicester for some 30million usd, it’s the most expensive book at the time?


  7. Sumanth Patlolla
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    Codex Leicester,bought by Bill Gates at an auction in 1994 for US$30.8 million, making it the most expensive book ever sold.


  8. Bharath
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    The Codex Leicester also known as the Codex Hammer( the most expensive book in the world ever sold) Was bought by Bill Gates at auction in 1994


  9. Leaonardo Da Vinci’s Codex Leicester.
    Bill Gates bought it in an auction in 1994 for $30.8 billion making it the world’s most expensive book.


  10. Sorry, I meant ‘million’


  11. 1. The Codex Leicester (also briefly known as Codex Hammer) is a collection of largely scientific writings by Leonardo da Vinci.

    2. In 1994, Bill Gates bought the Codex Leicester (then known as the Codex Hammer) at an auction for US$30.8 million, making it the most expensive book ever sold, and he subsequently renamed it the Codex Leicester.

    After Gates acquired the Codex, he had its pages scanned into digital image files, some of which were later distributed as screen saver and wallpaper files on a CD-ROM. (freely distributed with some versions of windows maybe ?? :P)


  12. shrik
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    Bill Gates bought the Codex Leicester in an auction for a cool $30 mill.

    This was used in the da Vinci screensaver in the waste-of-time-space-and-memory that was the MS Plus Pack for Windows.


  13. Rahulk
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    (1) Codex Leicester by Leonardo Da Vinci

    (2) Duh!!!

    Well (1) became the most expensive book after it was bought by Bill Gates for 30.8 million dollars … After he bought it he scanned some of its images and distributed it through a screensaver ( who among (1) featured many of the works by Leonardo da Vinci)


  14. Rahulk
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    The screensaver featured on Windows 98 i.e. (2)


  15. The Codex Leicester by Leonardo da Vinci.
    In 1994, Bill Gates bought it at an auction for US$30.8 million – most expensive book ever sold

    After Gates acquired the Codex, he had its pages scanned into digital image files, some of which were later distributed as screen saver and wallpaper files on a CD-ROM.


  16. umang

    codex leicester… Bill Gates bought it at an auction for $30.8 million, making it the most expensive book ever sold


  17. Manish Achuth
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    Codex of Leicester is currently owned by Bill Gates. He purchased it at an auction for lots of money, probably petty change for him.


  18. Aravindh

    1.Its the Codex Leicester (also briefly known as Codex Hammer), a collection of largely scientific writings by Leonardo da Vinci.

    2.In 1994, Bill Gates bought it at an auction for US$30.8 million, making it the most expensive book ever sold. After Gates acquired the Codex, he had its pages scanned into digital image files, some of which were later distributed as screen saver and wallpaper files on a CD-ROM. A comprehensive CD-ROM version (simply titled Leonardo da Vinci) was released by Corbis in 1997.


  19. krudebox
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    da Vinci’s Codex Leicester which came as a Windows Screensaver


  20. udupendra
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    Bill Gates bought the Codex Leicester and of all things made screensavers and wallpapers out of them.


  21. lanu
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    1 is The Codex Leicester, a manuscript of scientific notes written by Leonardo da Vinci.
    It is the last of da Vinci’s thirty known journals still privately owned, and it is sold to Microsoft chairman Bill Gates for US$30.8 million.


  22. Xanda

    The Windows 98 screensaver “Leonardo Da Vinci” has extracts from codex atlanticus and codex arundel.


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