Back to Mac without .Mac Subscription?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by MacVault, Jun 13, 2007.

  1. MacVault macrumors 65816

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    Will there be any way to get the "Back to Mac" feature without subscribing to .Mac? If Apple would really get .Mac together it might be worth the money. I'd like the Back to Mac feature in Leopard but that alone doesn't make .Mac worth the money to me.
     
  2. AdeFowler macrumors 68020

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    Not a chance. Apple may (hopefully) reduce the cost of .mac, or at the very least improve its features... it badly needs it.
     
  3. MacVault thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Back to Mac should not require a .Mac subscription. I first thought it was warranted to pay for the servers that have to keep track of all the IP address lookup, etc. But think about it... iChat is free and some server out there has to keep track of IP addresses for iChat sessions, etc. Right?

    I guess I can always rig it up for free using something like DynDNS, SSH tunnel, etc.
     
  4. Krevnik macrumors 68040

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    AOL pays for those IM servers, not Apple. Just FYI.
     
  5. Dimwhit macrumors 68000

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    I'm REALLY hoping that Back to Mac is the first of several new features that will make .Mac worth the price.
     
  6. Sky Blue Guest

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    I'm sure .Mac will get a revamp around Leopard's release.
     
  7. MacDonaldsd macrumors 65816

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    They need more features to make .mac worth the money.

    Im a current subscriber and at the moment it isn't worth the money.

    Back to mac is a good start though :D
     

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