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Bill Gates admits “Ctrl+Alt+Del” was a mistake

September 26, 2013

Bill Gates admits Ctrl-Alt-Del was a mistake

Taylor Soper found a gem on Bill Gates admitting it in an interview at Harvard fundraising campaign:

The Microsoft co-founder said that there was an option to make a single button for such a command, but the IBM keyboard designer didn’t want to give Microsoft a single button. So Microsoft decided to use “Ctrl+Alt+Del” as a way to log into Windows.

“It was a mistake,” Gates said, drawing a big laugh from the crowd.

Good to know.

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