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Bill Gates' CTL-ALT-DEL Login Was A Mistake, And It's All IBM's Fault
- 09/26/2013 05:44 PM EDT Sci/Tech
Bill Gates says that a convoluted login screen was a big design flaw for Windows, but he's not taking credit for it. The Verge breaks it down:
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 expains the key combination is designed to prevent other apps from faking the login prompt and stealing a password.