Worst Apple Peripheral Yet

cyberdogl2

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I thought .Mac would somehow be great-ified today.* Didn't happen.* It still continues to be the worst deal ever.* Discuss
 

Killyp

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Jun 14, 2006
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What's wrong with it? I was thinking of getting it myself because at christmas I'll have two Macs.

Care to explain why you don't like it?
 

cyberdogl2

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words in my mouth. i never said i didn't like it. i said it was a bad deal.* i have an account that's expiring in about three weeks. i just wish.... i could get.... more....???* Who wouldn't want more?* Can you honestly say $99 dollars retail is the SAME 'fairness' as $99 dollars it costed two years ago?* Keep in mind the internet has changed much in two years, so Either we should be getting more for the same price or a price reduction.
 

mikes63737

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There's really no point to it unless you have two Macs. You can get storage, web hosting, e-mail, etc. somewhere else for much less.
 

gnasher729

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cyberdogl2 said:
I thought .Mac would somehow be great-ified today.* Didn't happen.* It still continues to be the worst deal ever.* Discuss
Are you a school teacher or what?
Is there no moderation in place to remove pointless threads like this one?
 

cyberdogl2

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i'm not a schoolteacher. i'm sorry you're upset about this thread enough to post about it.

Maybe you can create a post about how unhappy you are with my comment..... just like how I created a post to express how I feel about .Mac
 

mkrishnan

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Jan 9, 2004
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Wow, this is a random, flamey thread. :( Studying habits aside, though why did anyone expect .Mac announcements today? Granted that it could really stand to be improved.
 

bartelby

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Jun 16, 2004
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spaceballl said:
mr. negative nancy doesn't like it when we discuss products

:D

Not at all. I just find it odd that people will bitch about products (especially subscription based) and continue to use it and moan about it and point out there's better, free solutions out there!
 

sierra oscar

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Apr 23, 2006
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I've used .mac since the beginning and the free apps before that - I admit in recent times .mac seems to have been neglected a bit by Apple.

For example, we use to get free audio (to use in iMovie projects), updated templates with older homepage setup, and I did like the old virus app before it disappeared (as it just made me feel better. There were also free games here and there, and apps like stickies, circusponies notebook to make it sweet along the way.

All of that seems to have stopped though - the sweeter bits. However I use .mac everyday and I would be lost without it:

Pros:
- My automated scheduled daily backup of all my modified work - if someone steals my desktop or fire etc - I have not lost my work.
- iDisk, invaluable at uni when working on PC's - my work is always one click away - and via a password is always available to my supervisors via the apple servers
- iCal access anywhere (I don't have a portable at this point)

Cons:
- that oh so cool ....@mac email address is useless to me - as way too much mail goes missing / undelivered and unsent. This is a known problem with apple (and not just with me) but they are silent on the fixes - so I no longer use this email address - too risky and it's cost me a bit already in missed emails. Who knows just how many emails I didn't ever get.
- probably a bit pricey - but it has come down in price for Australian users - I paid (from memory) closer to $200.00 for the first subscription.

It isn't perfect - but I couldn't be productive without it - and I feel I get more out of my apple apps with it - as I tend to use the apple suite of apps to within an inch of their lives.