Chapter 3. Using iDisk

Network storage of one kind or another has been around for decades. Back in the day, if you wanted to move files to a file server, your computer had to be connected to the same network as that file server. If your computer wasn’t physically linked to that server, you couldn’t connect—and you used the good ol’ sneakernet file transfer.

The Internet changed all that by allowing different kinds of computers running different kinds of operating systems to connect to each other around the world. Thanks to the Internet, you can access files stored online from just about anywhere.

iDisk is a .Mac utility that lets you store your files on servers maintained by Apple. These servers house files for thousands of .Mac subscribers. ...

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