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Windows 7: Bill Gates admits Control-Alt-Delete was a mistake, blames IBM


26 Sep 2013   #1
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Bill Gates admits Control-Alt-Delete was a mistake, blames IBM

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Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates has finally admitted that forcing users to press the Control-Alt-Delete key combination to log into a PC was a mistake. In an interview at a Harvard fundraising campaign, Gates discusses his early days building Microsoft and the all-important Control-Alt-Delete decision. If you've used an old version of the software or use Windows at work then you will have experienced the odd requirement. Gates explains the key combination is designed to prevent other apps from faking the login prompt and stealing a password.
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26 Sep 2013   #2

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Not the biggest mistake though this takes that crown


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26 Sep 2013   #3

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by brotherboard View Post
Not the biggest mistake though this takes that crown
Hmmm, I suspect you're not a Cherry Coke drinker either!
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26 Sep 2013   #4

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by brotherboard View Post
Not the biggest mistake though this takes that crown
lol was that the first version of Aol or AOL 2.5 dang it has been a long time for that Aol /prodigy.net lol
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27 Sep 2013   #5

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Solarstarshines View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by brotherboard View Post
Not the biggest mistake though this takes that crown
lol was that the first version of Aol or AOL 2.5 dang it has been a long time for that Aol /prodigy.net lol
Sorry no idea about versions. The graphic has appeared on these forums before. I make no apologies for putting it up again. The irony of the "modern apps" is apparent. The mother of all mistakes
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27 Sep 2013   #6

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by brotherboard View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Solarstarshines View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by brotherboard View Post
Not the biggest mistake though this takes that crown
lol was that the first version of Aol or AOL 2.5 dang it has been a long time for that Aol /prodigy.net lol
Sorry no idea about versions. The graphic has appeared on these forums before. I make no apologies for putting it up again. The irony of the "modern apps" is apparent. The mother of all mistakes
That's funny you mentioned that old AOL and how Win 8 looks almost exactly the same hehehe so I guess we have been blind all these years ,it's been there all the time ,Just they decided to bring it back when it was done and forgotten and the interface is totally late 80's early 90's material and that was over 20 something years ago (Face PALM)
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27 Sep 2013   #7

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I see no problem with what Microsoft borrowed from AOL. I really don't. They took something from the 90s, shined it up, and used it in a different fashion. But I don't believe they have had too many of their own original ideas.
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27 Sep 2013   #8

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I see no problem with what Microsoft borrowed from AOL. I really don't. They took something from the 90s, shined it up, and used it in a different fashion. But I don't believe they have had too many of their own original ideas.
Hmm, for a second I thought you were talking about 86-Dos.
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27 Sep 2013   #9

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DreadStarX View Post
I see no problem with what Microsoft borrowed from AOL. I really don't. They took something from the 90s, shined it up, and used it in a different fashion. But I don't believe they have had too many of their own original ideas.

After seeing this I think you have gotten it right

Everything we get here or there is a Hashed rebrand with little if any upgraded features

Only real feature 8 gives a user is the touch interface but dabbling with it in stores in such it's the same thing why confuse everyone
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27 Sep 2013   #10

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Solarstarshines View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DreadStarX View Post
I see no problem with what Microsoft borrowed from AOL. I really don't. They took something from the 90s, shined it up, and used it in a different fashion. But I don't believe they have had too many of their own original ideas.

After seeing this I think you have gotten it right

Everything we get here or there is a Hashed rebrand with little if any upgraded features

Only real feature 8 gives a user is the touch interface but dabbling with it in stores in such it's the same thing why confuse everyone
btw I like the Hendrix sig. Other than Miles I'd have to say Hendrix is my all time favorite musician.
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