Bill Gates: Control-Alt-Delete was a mistake

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  1. SweX

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    http://edition.cnn.com/2013/09/26/t...ontrol-alt-delete/index.html?hpt=hp_inthenews
     
  2. xxJackxx

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    Over the last 20 years I don't think this is the thing they need to be sorry for. :ninja:
     
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    I'm not so sure I believe him. From everything I've heard Gates ran MS with an iron fist when he was in charge. It sounds like he's just blaming someone else for something he could've controlled if he'd wanted to.
     
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    I'm not so sure. I don't think MS controlled PC hardware standards back then. I think he may be literally referring to an IBM employee.
     
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    CTRL-ALT-DEL is commonly a soft reboot, but Windows made also the way to get a login prompt. This is what Gates apologised for.
     
  7. Noob

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    Interesting story. :)
     
  8. J_L

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    Oh yeah, I remember that on OS/2 Warp. "Is" should be changed to "was" though, the apology is way too late and hardly relevant now.
     
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    Ostrodamus, I think you're probably right. I hadn't really thought of it that way.
     
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    I think the history of the PC is very interesting. I used to work for IBM back in the 80's and remember using PCs there before Windows existed. Does anyone have any good book recommendations of an unbiased history of the PC?
     
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    ROTFL! Given how difficult it is for MS to admit to anything perhaps this is a step in the right direction? :cautious: LOL
     
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