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Why ctrl+alt+del for logging on and off?

Why does Windows Professional use ctrl+alt+del for logging on and off?

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This key combination was first used with MS DOS to reboot the machine. It was maintained by Microsoft when they developed OS/2 and then Win NT and 2000 for the login/off keys.

This was first published in February 2002

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