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Badger3k
We Don't Need No Stinkin Badgers
Premium
join:2001-09-27
Franklin, OH

.Mac, worth it?

What is everyones opinion on purchasing .Mac? Is it worth it for the software and services they offer?


whfsdude
Premium
join:2003-04-05
Washington, DC
I put my dot mac money into hosting. Costs me $20 more a year and I love it.

Until .Mac has more features, I won't be going back


StingerMoD
Premium
join:2002-10-16
Calgary, AB
Personally I like it. I will get it again next New Years when my service runs out. Sign up for a trial account at [url]www.mac.com][url].
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My Website - »homepage.mac.com/cparna/ - PowerBook G4 15" SuperDrive, 1 Gig of Ram, 80 Gig HD


Thinkdiff
Premium,MVM
join:2001-08-07
Bronx, NY
kudos:11
reply to Badger3k
I don't think i'm gonna re-new my account next year. I use Gallery on my personal server, and I might get a web host soon for much less money than .Mac. I'll probably only keep my e-mail address for 15 dollars or whatever it is on my brother's account.


hyperjoe
Premium
join:2000-11-03
Gates Mills, OH
reply to Badger3k
spymac is a great alternative. backup, ical, mail, and website. all for free, maybe $20 at the most/year
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leXicon5
Pelosi, SHUT YOUR Fing Pie Hole
Premium
join:2000-12-27
Saint Louis, MO
reply to Badger3k
said by Badger3k:
What is everyones opinion on purchasing .Mac? Is it worth it for the software and services they offer?

Depends on the features used....if you use the Virex DL, that drops the price to about $60 for the first year.
If you only want mail...there are free alternatives...
If you want a seamless iApp integrated, near hassle free environment, it can't be matched....not for the price IMHO. I have reup'd my account, my wifes and my parents.

My wife can set up individual password protected pages for her students parents to access....easily.

There have been many a discussion on this subject. Search the ATM forum for more opinions....it gets asked about once a month so there are many threads to read through the differing opinions. Every mag I've read about .Mac gives their seal of approval but only if you use most or all of the available options.
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StingerMoD
Premium
join:2002-10-16
Calgary, AB
I will post it here. This I know is just me. I put a password on my site/stuff hosted and it requested the right password for my Mac/Safari while my Win box using Firefox did not require a pass. I could just type anything in and hit enter. I thought it was messed.
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My Website - »homepage.mac.com/cparna/ - PowerBook G4 15" SuperDrive, 1 Gig of Ram, 80 Gig HD


lua6
Premium
join:2002-08-15
New York, NY
If you are going to use more than half of the features it has to offer then go for it...


rjackson
Premium,VIP,MVM,Ex-Mod 2005-13
join:2002-04-02
Ringgold, GA
kudos:1
reply to Badger3k
They have a free 3 month trial. Try it out before you decide.


Badger3k
We Don't Need No Stinkin Badgers
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join:2001-09-27
Franklin, OH
reply to Badger3k
I'm currently signed up for the free trial, but not everything is available for me to try. ie the software downloads. I guess I should have asked does .Mac offer enough software in general to make it worth paying $99/year versus paying individually for the software.
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hyperjoe
Premium
join:2000-11-03
Gates Mills, OH
the backup software, Skywalkers sound effects, Over 2 gigs of music for imovie, iDisk, free games, free keynote themes, infomative videos on using imovie, Free VersionTracker Plus Subscription

Every year they add stuff....its well worth it
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If everybody's thinking alike, somebody isn't thinking. - Anonymous


rjackson
Premium,VIP,MVM,Ex-Mod 2005-13
join:2002-04-02
Ringgold, GA
kudos:1
reply to Badger3k
The amount of software they give you is incredible. And, they add new titles and stuff frequently, so in that sense it's worth the price tag.

The other thing that makes .Mac wonderful is if you happen to use multiple Macs. The ability to sync Safari bookmarks and Address Book contacts with one button is very handy. But if you're only working on one Mac, it's probably not that important a feature.


leXicon5
Pelosi, SHUT YOUR Fing Pie Hole
Premium
join:2000-12-27
Saint Louis, MO
said by rjackson:
The other thing that makes .Mac wonderful is if you happen to use multiple Macs. The ability to sync Safari bookmarks and Address Book contacts with one button is very handy.
THAT.....is what makes it worth $200 to me.....
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StingerMoD
Premium
join:2002-10-16
Calgary, AB
And if you are away form home on a Mac or on the evilside you can bring up your contacts, bookmarks and other stuff. really handy. save all those pr0n sites for later on a friends computer
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My Website - »homepage.mac.com/cparna/ - PowerBook G4 15" SuperDrive, 1 Gig of Ram, 80 Gig HD


tky

join:2001-05-16
Carol Stream, IL
Given that it's entirely possible to replicate 90% of what iDisk is with WebDAV, are there any hacks, apps, or other solutions to publishing iCal calendars to HTML format, or keeping Safari bookmarks in sync?

For contacts in the address book, I use Address-o-Sync to keep my laptop synced up with my desktop, but there's nothing I've found for keeping bookmarks in sync and I'd *really* like that (but I'm not fond of spending more money on .Mac service; buying the hardware costs enough )