I have 2 accounts on my home PC: Administrator and Adele. Adele is a user account, Administrator is root. I have a Lexmark printer. The default paper size is US Letter rather than A4. Adele doesn’t have write access to change the printer settings. To fix this I logged out of Adele’s account and logged in as Administrator, and changed the default paper size to A4. I then logged in as Adele again, to find that the default paper size is still US Letter. It seems that the Lexmark software stores a seperate setting per user, but users don’t have the ability to change their settings. This is why I don’t like Windows on this week.
Last week I didn’t like Windows because it overwrote Grub, my bootloader. I had to do some poking with a Fedora CD today to re-install the copy of GRUB that Windows XP silently removed.