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

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


    Posted: 26 Sep 2013
    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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    Britton30's Avatar Posted By: Britton30
    26 Sep 2013



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    Not the biggest mistake though this takes that crown
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    brotherboard said:
    Not the biggest mistake though this takes that crown
    Hmmm, I suspect you're not a Cherry Coke drinker either!
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    brotherboard said:
    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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    Solarstarshines said:
    brotherboard said:
    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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    brotherboard said:
    Solarstarshines said:
    brotherboard said:
    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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    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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    DreadStarX said:
    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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    DreadStarX said:
    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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    Solarstarshines said:
    DreadStarX said:
    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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