Microsoft was responsible for one of the biggest technological revolutions, as Windows changed computers forever. The Microsoft founder, Bill Gates, is proud of everything he has achieved, and of the great improvements he brought to technology. However, he still has one big regret. He wished there could have been a Ctrl+Alt+Del button.
Bill Gates is not a fan of Ctrl+Alt+Del
This keyboard combination is well-known among all users, as it always comes to their help when they are experiencing problems with their PCs. Their role and use became so popular that everybody adopted them as a saying, wishing they could benefit from their magical power anywhere, not only on Windows.
You might think that everybody is a big fan of Ctrl+Alt+Del, but it seems the situation is a bit different. No matter how many troubles it avoided, some people seem to hate it. Surprisingly, one of them is Bill Gates himself, as he has recently revealed.
When asked what he would like to change about his iconic operating system, he quickly mentioned the Ctrl+Alt+Del command. If he could go back and redesign the software again, he would create such a command that should get activated by a single key, not by a combination of three.
IBM is responsible for the three-key command
If you think about it, pressing three keys at the same time might seem a bit unpractical. If your computer is frozen and you need to get hold of it, you have to perform that uncomfortable command on the keyboard. Bill Gates knows how ugly it is, and wishes he could have made a single key for the operation.
However, don’t blame him for it. IBM seems to be the real culprit here, as the keyboard they provided had only one way to perform the interrupting operation. Therefore, Ctrl+Alt+Del is the result of a hardware limitation. If we can overlook this minor slip we have already gotten used to, we can regard Windows as the software which permanently changed our lives.
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