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Old 09-26-2013   #1
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Bill Gates admits Control-Alt-Delete was a mistake, blames IBM | The Verge

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I remember seeing that "Press Ctl-Alt-Del to Logon" message the first time and thinking that it was a practical joke. Having worked with CP/M then DOS, I really expected the machine to just immediately reboot.
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What Bill should have admitted as a mistake was the registry system used in windows.
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Ctrl-alt-delete is an escape, not a mistake.
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The mistake was using Control-Alt-Deleate as an escape. It could have been so much simpler.
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Ctrl-alt-delete is an escape, not a mistake.
That is what they used it for in windows. Prior to that it was an interrupt for DOS that forced an immediate reboot.
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It could have been worse, for example SysRq + B.

Don't try this at home, though.

But I have to admit that I was shocked as well the first time I saw it in an office environment. And amused after that.


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