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July 12, 1990


By CBR Staff Writer

Hewlett-Packard Co has an $8.2m order from the Taco Bell unit of New York-based Pepsico for HP Vectra personal computers, software and printers for the fast-food chain, running either MS-DOS or the Santa Cruz Operation Inc Unix – and Hewlett got the business because its kit was able to stand the heat – only the Vectras were able to continue to operate properly in spite of build-ups of airborne vegetable-oil sprays and flour dust on the internal components and the high heat and humidity that’s characteristic of fast-food kitchens.

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