Tuesday, January 4, 2005

.Mac worth the money?

I am trying to decide if I want to continue my .Mac subscription. My currrent subscription expires in 12 days. I have only actually used some of the .Mac feeatures:

  1. Sending iCards

  2. Downloading the free games

  3. Backup

The first two don't make much of a difference to me, since I am sure that I can find other places to send e-cards and I really haven't played the downloaded games. The only compelling feature, for me, is the network backup.

I would love to use Backup to backup all of my data, but Apple by default only gives you access to 250Mb of space. They do offer to sell you more space though.

I am going to try to see if I can find backup software that can use to backup to my server at home, in addition to CDs and DVDs. I have plenty of space on that computer. If it can do it securely, and cost the same as .Mac, I will get that software instead.