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Salvatore Purpura Jr
Sal is a seasoned technology professional with over twenty eight years of experience, having practiced his craft in diverse industries.
Interests: sal loves the mac and is an apple evangelist.
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Mar 15, 2010
This transition has been on -going for a long time. To see an example all you have to do is look at EggHead Discount Software. Egghead software started as a brick and mortar company in 1984 and in 1998 closed it doors to become what they are in the present day a Discount Virtual Software store For more information you can go to this link: . I remember in the late 80's early 90's that if you wanted software you would look no further than Egghead Software, Inc. Now well, if you don't buy software online you more than likely paid to much.
Toggle Commented Jan 8, 2009 on Moved to eBay? at Web-Tones
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Hi Carlos, The answer is yes, it is an auto update but software update will not auto install Mac OS/X will ask before it will install. Sal
Toggle Commented Jun 6, 2008 on MAC update 10.5.3 at Sal's Blog
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Or a good Resource to help you!!! Hint Hint!!!!! Still with that said and very well said indeed the transition from a PC to a MAC is not as difficult as it may seem it is just difficult teaching old dogs new tricks!! No Seriously, The interface is very different but, once you understand it you will never go back. A MAC is more than just a personal computing machine it is made to work the way you work! The interface is easy to navigate and easy to find anything you are looking for. Simply use the Finder and type in a keyword and away you go it find exactly what you are looking for in matter of seconds. See the MAC indexes everything to make it easy to search and find. I will say though there is one requirement for the transition a two button mouse. This is a requirement otherwise you will be totally lost. It is just very different way to thing than on a PC but once you have it, you will not ever want to go back to the world of Microsoft OS.
Toggle Commented Apr 26, 2008 on Mac v. PC at Web-Tones
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I can understand and appreciate your pain but you will find in the long run that the transition will become complete and you will begin to question why you did not make this change sooner. As far as companies switching that is far more difficult because of the cost to switch and the resources required. Most corporation that all that IT talent that are Microsoft trained and to switch it would require not only money but a shift in resources. As far as the nay sayers well remember all the Executives that said they would never change from a mainframe to client server and now try to find a corporation that is only mainframe. They do not exist! So everything takes time and just one person to show the way. Remember just keep bitting the Apple and everything will fall into place and you never know you just might cause the next paradigm shift in computing.
Toggle Commented Apr 25, 2008 on Switching Costs at Web-Tones
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Carlos, The person who told you the MAC was easy wasn't lying. To find Firefox or any other application just double click on the Macintosh HD icon and on the left go to applications. Firefox will be there just double click and away you go! See Easy. It is just you are so PC brain washed you can not think in a different way!
Toggle Commented Apr 25, 2008 on Widgets, Widgets and more Widget at Sal's Blog
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Hi Carlos, Yes, this is absolutely true but we have to make it a little easier for potential teachers to get positions. Accreditation is extremely important for Colleges and Universities but when you turn away great educators because they can meet the accreditation standards but do not exceed them that is a travesty. A large number of Universities and Colleges are now requiring a potential Professor to be able to be accredited in more than one area. The accreditation rule is to teach a particular subject you must hold a Master degree or above with 18 Credit Hours in that subject. Now that is not good enough, now schools are requiring that a potential educator be accredited in two or more specialties. So lets see lets take the Accrediadtion that is required and now make it even more impossible for someone to become an educator. Now we would like to think they are doing this to make the education better but Nope!!! If a professor can teaach more than one discipline than they can reduce the amount of professors and increase revenue. Hmm!! Funny, specially if the University/College Mission is to provide a great education.
Toggle Commented Apr 22, 2008 on Teaching at Sal's Blog
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