Control-Alt-Delete? Gates Says Command Was a Mistake

It’s a shortcut all Windows users know. A frozen program? Slow performance? The first move is, of course, holding down those three keys — Control-Alt-Delete. It’s a three-finger move to get to the task manager or get to a log-in screen, and Microsoft founder Bill Gates now admits the rather clunky command was a mistake.

When asked who came up with the shortcut during an interview at Harvard University this week, Gates said “it was a mistake.”

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