Query failed: connection to localhost:9312 failed (errno=111, msg=Connection refused). Essential Apple bits - which? - General Discussion Discussions on AppleInsider Forums Toggle navigation All Forums Recent Posts Sign In Essential Apple bits - which? justin Posted: November 10, 2005 7:05PM in General Discussion edited January 2014 What Apple hardware, software do you consider essential and why? I think Mighty Mouse is mine...so simple yet so wonderful.I'm not doing a survey by the way - just looking for ideas to distract myself from my ineptness at managing Tiger OS Comments Reply 1 of 4 tacojohn Posts: 980member November 10, 2005 7:21PM Quote:Originally posted by Justin What Apple hardware, software do you consider essential and why? I think Mighty Mouse is mine...so simple yet so wonderful.I'm not doing a survey by the way - just looking for ideas to distract myself from my ineptness at managing Tiger OS Even though it's a little over-priced I think .mac is something first time mac owners should consider.Backup is great and easy to use.Homepage is very very very easyiDisk is nice for people who want to moves files from work to home or vice-versaIf you have multiple macs it's great for syncing thema .mac email in mail is very very easy to setupI think it has a lot of simple benefits that add up quick if you don't look at the obvious. Reply 2 of 4 justin Posts: 403member November 11, 2005 5:50AM how do I get onto .mac?Why do Mac Users have to pay for it for that matter?I'm not quite internet ready on my Apple. Is this a yearly subscription? Reply 3 of 4 project2501 Posts: 433member November 11, 2005 6:22AM Justin, look here and everything about .mac should be cleared Reply 4 of 4 a_greer Posts: 4,594member November 11, 2005 8:56AM Quote:Originally posted by Justin Why do Mac Users have to pay for it for that matter? It is a service, web hosting, backup, mail, all with a great ease of use.Personally, Id rather just buy a co-located linux server, run a mail server and maybe apache and that could do everything I need, I could config with cpannel or SSH, but 99% of people are not that savvy, so the one click front end is nice for them. Sign In or Register to comment.