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Criticisms[edit]

I don't use .mac, but it would be useful if someone that had experience with both.mac and other similar services could maybe add a Criticisms section to the article. As far as I can see the man current criticism would be the pricing, but I'm sure there must be others. SeumasS 17:23, 17 April 2006 (UTC)

I use .mac regularly and I certainly have criticisms, but are criticisms necesary for an article? It could very well be that I'm in need of some Wikipedia education. Please explain how listing criticisms would be useful. Phauge 06:26, 25 April 2006 (UTC)
It seems like the article has a fairly NPOV already - the fact that there's no criticisms should be noted here (as it has) - and if someone feels like adding something that is a major (or minor) flaw, they should, but criticisms shouldn't be necessary to remove the cleanup tag. Kylar 20:44, 20 July 2006 (UTC)

---I have switched this year after only a few months, because the email service is absolutely appalling. It not only has less functionality than free email providers did several years ago, but it frequently renders inverted commas and other characters into question marks to outgoing mail. It is hard to believe something so witless and incompetent could have been produced by Apple.

I'm surprised to see no mention of Apple going back on their word to give an "email address for life" —Preceding unsigned comment added by 80.194.146.50 (talk) 14:01, 18 February 2008 (UTC)

Why was the Criticisms section removed? TMC1221 (talk) 00:49, 19 May 2008 (UTC)

Relevance[edit]

.NET is even more confusing since .net is a TLD.

A fair point, but is it relevant to the article? - DaveR 00:14, 9 January 2006 (UTC) I don't think so.. this comment seems irrelevant :) Kylar 20:44, 20 July 2006 (UTC)

iLife[edit]

The text says "two of the five iLife apps... Shouldn't it say six - given the introduction of iWeb? Also, shouldn't iWeb be added to these two (making three) apps that are .Mac integrated? Or have I missed the point somewhat? Witty lama 12:05, 12 January 2006 (UTC)

As of iLife '06, iTunes is no longer classed as a part of the suite, so 'five' is still correct. Romansanders 11:30, 16 April 2006 (UTC)

Needs something written about the Jan 2006 update[edit]

Someone who actually uses the service would be more qualified to write about it, but I note from Apple's website that there are new services available on .Mac since Jan 2006, including a subcribers-only encrypted iChat server, and integration with the iWeb (allowing the publication of fancy slideshows, etc). 81.106.234.88 00:42, 5 February 2006 (UTC)

Caps[edit]

"The bookmark sync is a great tool for travelers or anyone who wishes to access their bookmarks anywhere they have internet access. The bookmarks are stored exactly in the hierarchy from the one's bookmarks in SAFARI. ADDRESS BOOK is also synced so anywhere you have internet access, you can access your address book in its entirety. If you work in a mixed PC/Mac environment, there is a WINDOWS access application that allows you access to retrieve and load files to/from your iDisk."

Part of grammar, or unnessacary capsing? --80.227.58.13 12:29, 25 March 2006 (UTC)

  • wikified/copyedited, removed wikify tag Rasa 19:46, 4 April 2006 (UTC)

.mac/.Mac[edit]

I know Apple isn't very consistent about this, but it does say ".mac" on the actual retail box it is sold in... Any ideas on how this could be reflected in the article? PaulC/T+ 04:45, 5 April 2006 (UTC)

It should be .mac rather than .Mac. I changed it everywhere on this article, but I can't seem to do the same for the title. Phauge 23:05, 24 April 2006 (UTC)

Looks like it was changed back to .Mac. Fair enough. I do wish Apple was consistent with it all. Phauge 05:16, 25 April 2006 (UTC)
I believe that ".Mac" is the official. It's possible that Apple's own use of ".mac" was unintentional. Kylar 20:44, 20 July 2006 (UTC)

just a question[edit]

does anybody know if .mac makes a PC seem like an apple computer?

--Adam J. Book 00:39, 6 October 2006 (UTC)

The only way to make a PC look like a Macintosh would be to boot Mac OS X, rather than Microsoft Windows (or Linux or a BSD or Solaris or...) on it. .Mac doesn't do anything to let you do that. Guy Harris 01:14, 6 October 2006 (UTC)


Infobox?[edit]

Change the Infobox_software to Infobox_website?

Assessment[edit]

Article could be "B" class, but lacks criticism and reviews by independent parties. Nja247 (talkcontribs) 09:26, 17 April 2007 (UTC)

Fair use rationale for Image:DotMac Logo.png[edit]

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New feature[edit]

What about the back to my mac feature of Leopard? Anyone with info on it should add something about it. Nja247 (talkcontribs) 19:21, 15 August 2007 (UTC)

removed iReview[edit]

iReview was never a feature of .Mac, but rather iTools, and even as such never made it past a public beta and was removed shortly before the announcement of .Mac. The feature should not be included in the list of the new .Mac service as it never was part of it to begin with.

30% & $30 savings?[edit]

"purchasing a subscription with a new Mac, which gives one a 30% discount. Apple also offers a US$30 Instant Savings off the cost of the first year of a .Mac membership with the purchase of a new Mac." These sound like identical savings, as 30% off of $99 is a ~$30 discount. Are these repeated statements or do you really end up getting ~$60 discount? -- MacAddct  1984 (talk • contribs) 16:42, 9 May 2008 (UTC)

It's a $30 discount, just once. 30% is incorrect, as you only get the $30 off even on a Family Pack. Jeremy Avalon (talk) 22:54, 1 November 2009 (UTC)

Tense mixup[edit]

every thing is in present tense and needs to be put in past tense.

--83.104.170.71 (talk) 19:55, 9 June 2008 (UTC)