Control-Alt-Delete was a mistake, admits Bill Gates
Bill Gates, billionaire and co-founder of Microsoft, has admitted for the first time that using the key combination of Control-Alt-Delete to log into a PC was a mistake. The awkward combination which is also known as “three-finger salute” has been a characteristic of the Windows operating system since the earliest days of personal computers.
What is the use of Control-Alt-Delete combination?
The function of the key combination Control-Alt-Delete differs depending on the context but it generally interrupts or facilitates interrupting a function. For instance, in pre-boot environment (before an operating system starts) or in DOS, Windows 3.0 and earlier version of Windows or OS/2, the key combination reboots the computer. Starting with Windows 3.1, the command invokes a task manager or security related component that facilitates ending a Windows session.