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I'm about to be a switcher in two weeks. I've heard about .mac and how convenient it is to share photos and videos to family.

my question is - will my parents, who are windows users, be able to access and interact with my .mac webpage? an other stuff like photocast etc...

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Yes the output is multi-platform. A webpage, for Apple, is a webpage meaning it should be viewed by all. Like your images saved for the web will be .jpg or .gif so that is multi-platform. .Mac webpages are written in HTML. I have a .Mac account and have sent my links repeatedly to Windoze friends. All is well.
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that's great, now I'll definitely sign up for the free trial at the least and see how it goes from there.

Right now I have accounts in multiply and friendster which essentially does the same, but for free. I'll have to experience .mac first hand before I can actually decide if it's worth the $100 fee per year.

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sorry if this is out of topic, but who's the woman in your avatar? she looks familiar, kinda looks like the lead actress in the old movie "9 to 5" (with dolly parton) (^_^)
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that's great, now I'll definitely sign up for the free trial at the least and see how it goes from there.

Right now I have accounts in multiply and friendster which essentially does the same, but for free. I'll have to experience .mac first hand before I can actually decide if it's worth the $100 fee per year.

Thanks!
It may take a little more research if you've never done it, but you can purchase a domain and webhosting for about $50 a year. I have a domain and a webhosting deal that I pay about $75 a year for and I get 5gb of storage, 50gb a month bandwith, the ability to install chat, forums, blog, photo gallery or any other template the company can provide. You can also setup ftp for yourself or for others if you choose. It's a lot cheaper to get and you have more storage than .mac, you just have to learn a little bit more about the web.

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sorry if this is out of topic, but who's the woman in your avatar? she looks familiar, kinda looks like the lead actress in the old movie "9 to 5" (with dolly parton) (^_^)
Lily Tomlin playing the Ernestine character.
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I'm about to be a switcher in two weeks. I've heard about .mac and how convenient it is to share photos and videos to family.

my question is - will my parents, who are windows users, be able to access and interact with my .mac webpage? an other stuff like photocast etc...

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Photocasting is an iPhoto only function. I used .Mac for a while to share pictures with my family (Windows) without any problem, they (Windows users) can acces the iDrive too with software provided by Apple.

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It may take a little more research if you've never done it, but you can purchase a domain and webhosting for about $50 a year. I have a domain and a webhosting deal that I pay about $75 a year for and I get 5gb of storage, 50gb a month bandwith, the ability to install chat, forums, blog, photo gallery or any other template the company can provide. You can also setup ftp for yourself or for others if you choose. It's a lot cheaper to get and you have more storage than .mac, you just have to learn a little bit more about the web.
I'll look into this thanks!
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thanks guys, I'll let you know how it goes (^__^)
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thanks guys, I'll let you know how it goes (^__^)
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that's great, now I'll definitely sign up for the free trial at the least and see how it goes from there.

Right now I have accounts in multiply and friendster which essentially does the same, but for free. I'll have to experience .mac first hand before I can actually decide if it's worth the $100 fee per year.

Thanks!
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