Bill Gates: Using Control-Alt-Delete for login was a mistake

Microsoft chairman Bill Gates has acknowledged that setting Control-Alt-Delete as a way to log in to Windows was a mistake. Gates made the comment during a talk at a Harvard University fundraising event.”We could have had a single button, but the guy who did the IBM keyboard design didn’t want to give us our single button … and so we programmed at a low level … it was a mistake,” said Gates.

During an hour-long interview with David Rubenstein, Gates also spoke about his early days at Microsoft, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and his friendship with Warren Buffet.

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