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Sams Teach Yourself Mac OS X Panther All in One by John Ray, Robyn Ness

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Chapter 14. Exploring the .Mac Membership

.Mac (pronounced “dot Mac”) is Apple’s $100 subscription-based Mac OS X “add on.” It includes a range of services built around storage space on Apple’s .Mac server and is integrated with the OS X operating system and several of Apple’s applications in key ways. In this chapter, we’ll take a look at those services so that you can decide for yourself whether the price tag is worth the benefits.

Defining .Mac

The easiest way to define .Mac is to enumerate the features it offers:

  • Network storage (iDisk)—The .Mac iDisk offers 100MB of network-accessible storage. Using your iDisk, you can access your files from other machines or even share them with friends.

  • Synchronization services—.Mac, in conjunction with ...

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