Gates Quotes “Ctrl + Alt + Delete” as “It was a mistake”

Ctrl + Alt + Del. one might you’ve probably done it thousands of times over the past years using computers. But guess wat Bill Gates says, Gates never wanted that sequence to exist in the first place? Apparently, Bill Gates wanted the function of Ctrl + Alt + Delete to be taken care of with a single button. Unfortunately, IBM’s keyboard design didn’t allow for it.

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Ctrl+Alt+Del

In his words Gates says “It was a mistake,”, during an interview at a Harvard fundraising campaign. “We could have had a single button, but the guy who did the IBM keyboard design didn’t wanna give us our single button.”

Despite Bill Gates’ admission that he sees the combination as a mistake, it still exists on Windows machines today. The engineer that came up with it is David Bradley, who worked as a designer on early IBM computers. According to CNN, Bradley says they didn’t mean for it to be available outside of development.

“I originally intended for it to be what we would now call an Easter egg — just something we were using in development and it wouldn’t be available elsewhere,” Bradley said in 2011. “But then (software publishers) found out about it. They were trying to figure out how to tell somebody to start up one of their programs, and they had the answer. Just put the diskette in, hit Control-Alt-Delete, and by magic your program starts.”

Bill Gates left Microsoft Gates stepped down from his position as CEO of Microsoft in January of 2000 and instead filled the role of ‘Chief Software Architect.’ In 2008, he stopped working full-time at Microsoft to focus more on his philanthropy.

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iOS

iOS (previously iPhone OS) is a mobile operating system developed and distributed by Apple Inc. Originally unveiled in 2007 for the iPhone, it has been extended to support other Apple devices such as the iPod Touch (September 2007), iPad (January 2010), iPad Mini (November 2012) and second-generation Apple TV (September 2010). Unlike Microsoft’s Windows Phone and Google’s Android, Apple does not license iOS for installation on non-Apple hardware. As of August 2013, Apple’s App Store contained more than 900,000 iOS applications, 375,000 of which were optimised for iPad. These apps have collectively been downloaded more than 50 billion times. It had a 21% share of the smartphone mobile operating system units shipped in the fourth quarter of 2012, behind only Google’s Android. In June 2012, it accounted for 65% of mobile web data consumption (including use on both the iPod Touch and the iPad). At the half of 2012, there were 410 million devices activated. According to the special media event held by Apple on September 12, 2012, 400 million devices had been sold by June 2012.

The user interface of iOS is based on the concept of direct manipulation, using multi-touch gestures. Interface control elements consist of sliders, switches, and buttons. Interaction with the OS includes gestures such as swipe, tap, pinch, and reverse pinch, all of which have specific definitions within the context of the iOS operating system and its multi-touch interface. Internal accelerometers are used by some applications to respond to shaking the device (one common result is the undo command) or rotating it in three dimensions (one common result is switching from portrait to landscape mode.

iOS is derived from OS X, with which it shares the Darwin foundation and various application
frameworks. iOS is Apple’s mobile version of the OS X operating system used on Apple computers.

Major versions of iOS are released annually. The current release, iOS 7, was released on September 18, 2013. In iOS, there are four abstraction layers: the Core OS layer, the Core Services layer, the Media layer, and the Cocoa Touch layer. The current version of the operating system (iOS 7.0.2), dedicates 1–1.5 GB of the device’s flash memory for the system partition, using roughly 800 MB of that partition (varying by model) for iOS itself.
iOS currently runs on the iPhone, iPad, iPad Mini, iPod Touch and Apple TV.