Free .Mac

madamimadam

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I received the activation code for my free .Mac account today which I gained for completing the Apple Learn & Earn course on the topic.

YAY

Edit: Time to install Virex... not because I think I should but because I can.... for free
:)
 

madamimadam

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uuummm... I can not really post a link. If you are an Apple staff member, distributor or, as we call them in Australia, Solutions Reseller (just someone who owns an Apple retail store) you can sign up for Apple's Learn and Earn.

Learn and Earn is just a site where they give you courses and you have to do exams on what you have learned. You gain points for the exams and, apart from being ranked, you also can win prizes.

If you are registered with Learn and Earn and score more than 80% on the .Mac course, Apple will give you one free year of .Mac.

What I thought was a bit dodgy, though, was that if you had already paid for .Mac before they released this promotion you can not get a refund or extension... you just suck ****.
 

madamimadam

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Interestingly, unlike all other software, Virex is downloaded from the Apple site not from your iDisk
 

firewire2001

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Originally posted by madamimadamtimallen
Interestingly, unlike all other software, Virex is downloaded from the Apple site not from your iDisk
its probably a lot easier to administer everyones iDisk that way, instead of having 2 groups..

man.. have fun with .Mac.. tehehe..

-f
 

MacBandit

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Boy finding that website was difficult.:rolleyes:

Went there typed in my normal Apple Login Id and it took me directly to the registration page with all my name and stuff all ready filled in but it also asks you what you do for Apple I backed out then.
 

madamimadam

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Originally posted by MacBandit
Boy finding that website was difficult.:rolleyes:

Went there typed in my normal Apple Login Id and it took me directly to the registration page with all my name and stuff all ready filled in but it also asks you what you do for Apple I backed out then.
Yeah, they do do basic checking up on your before you are authorised.... takes about 4 days
 

sparkleytone

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ya i got mine. i was just saying it took a long time. i remember originally it was supposed to be no more than 10 days after you passed the little test.
 

madamimadam

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I tell you what, Virex 7.1 is a piece of ****. Looks like the makers are designing it again from the ground up in Cocoa and they are still no where near to the level 6.1 is at. You even have to manually download the virus definition updates.
 
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