| 2:14 pm on Sep 26, 2013 (gmt 0)|
I disagree. It would be too easy to accidentally hit 1 button and reboot your system by mistake. The Ctrl+Alt+Del combo is not something you fat finger by mistake.
From a UI perspective, it can see that it may cause problems for a few people (for example, someone with the use of only 1 hand).
| 2:21 pm on Sep 26, 2013 (gmt 0)|
I thought it was a poor choice of words, that what he really meant that it wasn't created by design, it happened by chance or accident.
| 3:52 pm on Sep 26, 2013 (gmt 0)|
LifeinAsia: EXACTLY !
| 4:37 pm on Sep 26, 2013 (gmt 0)|
Ctrl+Alt+Del was, at one stage on one of my machines, one of the most used combinations. I agree, it would have been wrong to have a single button. I have enough trouble with the wife hitting the wrong combinations when leaving something on the kb.
| 10:27 pm on Sep 26, 2013 (gmt 0)|
|It would be too easy to accidentally hit 1 button and reboot your system by mistake. |
ctrl-alt-del doesn't reboot. It takes you to a dialog box.* Or does the current OS have a timer leading to a default action? I only use That Other Platform at the library, which is a mess of other departments' hand-me-downs and Gates Foundation grants from 2001. All of those have the version where the dialog box stays forever.
* "Do you want to shut down, restart, or I-forget-the-third-option"? Helloo? If I hadn't wanted to shut down, I wouldn't have selected the menu item that says Shut Down. Not, and I stress this point, "Shut down or assorted other actions that we'll tell you about when you get there". Suppressing related editorial comment about big-name game developers who neglect to code a response to a Shut Down or Log Out message.
| 9:29 am on Sep 27, 2013 (gmt 0)|
since Gates was taking about the IBM keyboard design, he was talking about the PC-DOS 1.0 era.
|ctrl-alt-del doesn't reboot |
Back then it DID reboot a DOS machine.
FWIW: IBM also sold the machine with CP/M-86 by Digital research, but at a pricing that made it unpopular.
They just continued to use the old shutdown keyboard combination to login in windows after MS-DOS 6.*
I think that's where they made the mistake - but if Mr. Gates were to admit that, he'd not have a scapegoat in IBM's keyboard.
| 11:54 am on Sep 27, 2013 (gmt 0)|
|IBM also sold the machine with CP/M |
Noooo! Not CP/M! I still have nightmares about that :(
| 12:09 pm on Sep 27, 2013 (gmt 0)|
I don't get it.
|“Why, when I want to turn on my software and computer, do I need to have three fingers on Control, Alt, Delete?” asked David Rubenstein |
What is he talking about? Which version of Windows do you need to press those buttons to turn the computer on or log in?
| 12:42 pm on Sep 27, 2013 (gmt 0)|
Windows NT machines on up required the user to use Ctrl+Alt+Del to bring up the user login. XP and other consumer versions let you bypass this.