Etiquette lesson for the computer age

By Kathleen Atkins

In any office these days, no tool is likely to be more important than a computer — well, maybe the coffeemaker.

So when your PC breaks and must go out for repair, most people understand when you need to borrow time on someone else’s system.

But don’t bring all your software to the machine you borrow without asking first! You might find that you thoroughly alienate a colleague. Forum member midnight’s co-worker did exactly that.

And it took midnight five hours of work to successfully rid her overburdened machine of her colleague’s carpetbagging apps. Read here to see how she went about it. More»

The following links are this week’s most interesting Lounge threads, including several new questions to which you might be able to provide responses:

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Kathleen Atkins

About Kathleen Atkins

Kathleen Atkins is the Windows Secrets associate editor. She's also a freelance writer, editor, and photographer. Prior to joining Windows Secrets, she worked at Microsoft Press.