Usually when using computers I see sentences like:

Executer en tant qu'administrateur

And then I hear or read sentences like:

travailler comme indépendant

Are there any instances when "en tant que" and "comme" can be interchanged ?

Is it correct to say:

travailler en tant qu'indépendant


Exécuter comme administrateur

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Intuitively, I'd say that there is a subtle notion of temporality in the sentence.

Exécuter en tant qu'administrateur

Means that you are temporarily considered as Administrator, just to execute an action. Whereas

Travailler comme administrateur

Means that you work as an administrator full-time, there is nothing temporary in this.

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