Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 8th Mar 2013 23:07 UTC
Windows "A senior Samsung Electronics executive said Friday the launch of Windows 8 has failed to bolster demand for PCs and he does not expect the PC industry to rebound soon." Of course, Samsung and other OEMs could've, you know, built better computers. Just a suggestion.
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cmost
Member since:
2006-07-16

Bingo! I had to chuckle at that response. Sure, we geeks know the fancy key combos, but grandma and non-techies surely don't. As a Linux guy myself, I scarcely remember what CTRL+ALT+DEL does anymore.

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BeamishBoy Member since:
2010-10-27

I hope you chuckled condescendingly!

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darknexus Member since:
2008-07-15

As a Linux guy myself, I scarcely remember what CTRL+ALT+DEL does anymore.

Press it and find out. A little tip though, you might want to save first. ;)

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WereCatf Member since:
2006-02-15

"As a Linux guy myself, I scarcely remember what CTRL+ALT+DEL does anymore.

Press it and find out. A little tip though, you might want to save first. ;)
"

Under Linux it often does nothing. Under Windows 7 and 8 it brings you to a menu where you can select to log out, reboot, start task manager or such. Under OSX...well, I don't know. Probably nothing.

Ie. no need to save first.

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pepa Member since:
2005-07-08

Ctrl+Alt+Del on Linux is a really handy way to reboot when you're in a TTY, if somehow your resources are all tied up to the extent that even your console is unresponsive. It's also useful if your graphical environment is stuck, Ctrl+Alt+Backspace isn't configured correctly, and you find that after having done a Ctrl+Alt+F1 the whole system is unresponsive. If even Ctrl+Alt+Del doesn't work there is always the REISUB-magic...

But yes, most graphical environments catch Ctrl+Alt+Del to not do anything.

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