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    .Mac Improvements on Tuesday?
    Link: http://www.appleinsider.com/articles...n_tuesday.html

    In addition to introducing new iMacs, Apple chief executive Steve Jobs may use Tuesday's media event in Cupertino to transform his company's .Mac internet service into a more compelling offering.

    Several .Mac members note a new posting to the .Mac website that warns of possible service interruptions during the exact time in which Jobs will be addressing members of the media tomorrow:

    Due to scheduled maintenance, .Mac members might be intermittently unable to access some .Mac services from 10am to 12pm PDT on 08/07/2007. We apologize for any inconvenience..

    .Mac has been criticized by industry watchers over the years as an overpriced subscription service with low storage quotas and limited functionality. For instance, .Mac offers its paying members an e-mail storage quota that is much smaller than that of free services such as Google's Gmail.

    While some have called upon Apple to lower its $99 annual fee for the service, others have taken matters into their own hands by issuing a $10,000 dollar bounty aimed at funding a GPL replacement for the service, dubbed the "notMac Challenge."

    Apple, however, may be one step ahead.

    During a recent interview, the Wall Street Journal's Walt Mossberg held Jobs accountable for the poor state of .Mac, to which the Apple co-founder offered an interesting reply.

    "I couldn't agree more [with the assessment]," Jobs confessed. "And we'll make up for lost time in the near future."
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    Sounds interesting. I may consider buying .mac depending on the improvements.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Netty4mac View Post
    Sounds interesting. I may consider buying .mac depending on the improvements.
    IF that happens it will be good to see the entire Mac-Forums group with a mac email address!

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    I've been excited for the .Mac overhaul ever since Jobs first alluded to it. I've wanted to subscribe to .Mac, but just couldn't justify the cost compared to other services. I think Apple will come out with something to put all those complaints to rest and I'll get in line to sign up!
    "Give so much time to the improvement of yourself that you have no time to criticize others"

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    Quote Originally Posted by fleurya View Post
    I've been excited for the .Mac overhaul ever since Jobs first alluded to it. I've wanted to subscribe to .Mac, but just couldn't justify the cost compared to other services. I think Apple will come out with something to put all those complaints to rest and I'll get in line to sign up!
    I hope so.

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    .Mac overhauled
    .Mac was indeed overhauled at the Apple event.

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    I've just seen the photos. Looks great!
    When the UK store is up i'm getting myself one of these!

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