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Old 11-12-06, 06:39 PM
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Opinions on .mac

For those that own mac's- does anyone have the subscription service .mac?
What are your opinions of the service- It cost $100 a year among the features is the backup program- that makes it easy to back up your email, websites, pictures, etc automatically -
Also on another note- how many people actually back up there personal computers?- Just curious
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Old 11-12-06, 07:48 PM
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A friend of mine has it, and we use it to transfer files to each other. We've both been having some connectivity problems, which we haven't had the time to iron out (he's in law school and has finals approaching).

But in my opinion, $100 a year is kind of steep for what you get. And if you're primarily interested in backing up your computer, buying an external hard-drive would be a more economical way to go.
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Old 11-12-06, 07:52 PM
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Is it a pretty simple process to connect an external HDD to a mac?, that's why they are promoting the .mac as a simple click and your done.
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Old 11-12-06, 09:36 PM
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I suppose it depends on the drive, but my friend has a Powerbook and has no problem (I think he uses USB). Most can be used with either platform.
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