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Apple may be re-thinking .Mac

post #1 of 6
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I went to download the iDisk Utility at <a href="http://www.apple.com/downloads/macosx/apple/idiskutility.html" target="_blank">http://www.apple.com/downloads/macosx/apple/idiskutility.html</a>

and to the right, it says the following:

System Requirements
-Mac OS X 10.1.2 or later
-400 MHz G3 processor or better
-128MB RAM
-Mac account for enhanced features

You need a .Mac account to access the iDisk at all, here it says you need it for "enhanced features"


Typo, or a sign of things to come?
post #2 of 6
I think it means you have to pay up for .Mac to get the advanced features as opposed to using what it calls a ".Mac Trial Account", i.e. your old iTools account.
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post #3 of 6
The "advanced features" bit refers to the ability to perform backups live to your iDisk by clicking one button. It's nice to be able backup to a very remote site, but not having .Mac doesn't cripple Backup in any way.
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post #4 of 6
A tangent of sorts, but you don't technically *need* a .Mac account to access an iDisk. I can access public folders on iDisks just fine without a .Mac account...
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post #5 of 6
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[quote]Originally posted by Overhope:
<strong>The "advanced features" bit refers to the ability to perform backups live to your iDisk by clicking one button. It's nice to be able backup to a very remote site, but not having .Mac doesn't cripple Backup in any way.</strong><hr></blockquote>

Actually, backup requires a .Mac membership. You can't start it up if you don't have your .Mac info typed in your internet preferences.
post #6 of 6
Oh, well, learn something every day. <img src="graemlins/hmmm.gif" border="0" alt="[Hmmm]" />

Chances of me trashing my .Mac account settings: nil.
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