There are two responses that I see frequently when MS people run into Bill at work.  There’s the “oh my god, it’s Bill Gates!” reaction and the antithesis “he’s just a guy” reaction.  The first I think is natural for people who don’t see him very much and even though he is just a guy, you would have to agree that it is something to e-mail home about. 

So, here’s a hypothetical... You run into Mr. Gates in an elevator and you have 10 to 20 seconds to speak with him.  What do you say? 

Btw, saying hi and handing him a Linux box would not top my list of choices even if he weren’t the boss.  Just seems disrespectful.  So let’s have it…
 
1.  Hi, I am so and so.  I work in x.
2.  ???