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Finally: Bill Gates admits Control-Alt-Delete was a mistake
The Microsoft co-founder said that there was an option to make a single button for such a command, but the IBM keyboard designer didn’t want to give Microsoft a single button. So Microsoft decided to use “Ctrl+Alt+Del” as a way to log into Windows.
“It was a mistake,” Gates said, drawing a big laugh from the crowd.
It would be too easy to accidentally hit 1 button and reboot your system by mistake.
ctrl-alt-del doesn't rebootsince Gates was taking about the IBM keyboard design, he was talking about the PC-DOS 1.0 era.