I get this change if I remote to my main computer from a PC on a different floor, and the default printer becomes the printer on the PC I am remoting from. It works quite well usually, but then the company has TCPIP printing for Windows 7, since there is no Print server for Windows 7 available.
AND: Word and all of its MS counterparts are forced on the Office I work at. IE 8 cripples access when other options are available. I just tried Abiword and Open Office on a variety of Documents used by the MS Word system; Abiword is fine with basic Word Processing documents, and Open Office is totally compatible with Word 2007 in all templates. The kicker is, that I am running Abiword and Open Office from a MobileApps Install that has more easy to use options than the general office setup.
Final comment: I find it very interesting that ALL of the techs I know personally on two continents who support Windows at a high level ( some at a Desk top level) do not use Windows for their own personal choices. At the very least, the advanced techs will run Ubuntu with VMWare Workstation and only use the Windows clients when it comes to work on the laptop or desktop. The amount of functional and security concerns expressed by associates is intriguing. Most of the time, I use Windows software because I HAVE to... and also because if I don't have some degree of familiarity with the software I support then I am hamstrung. Also, I advise staff on home setups, and how to secure their systems. It's not the best, but since its what I am helping them with, I do it the best I can.
Ah well, Maybe I can get a job doing something in Contracts and Intellectual property ?
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