Results 1 to 11 of 11
  1. #1

    qwinkan's Avatar
    Member Since
    Apr 23, 2007
    Location
    Dubai, UAE
    Posts
    136
    Specs:
    MacBook,white 2.16ghz C2D/2GB RAM/120GB, iPOD 60GB
    .mac - for windows users
    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...

    thanks

  2. #2
    MacHeadCase
    Guest
    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.

  3. #3

    qwinkan's Avatar
    Member Since
    Apr 23, 2007
    Location
    Dubai, UAE
    Posts
    136
    Specs:
    MacBook,white 2.16ghz C2D/2GB RAM/120GB, iPOD 60GB
    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!

  4. #4

    qwinkan's Avatar
    Member Since
    Apr 23, 2007
    Location
    Dubai, UAE
    Posts
    136
    Specs:
    MacBook,white 2.16ghz C2D/2GB RAM/120GB, iPOD 60GB
    MacHeadCase,

    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) (^_^)

  5. #5

    Village Idiot's Avatar
    Member Since
    Apr 04, 2007
    Location
    Durtburg, WV
    Posts
    2,641
    Specs:
    Sooper Fast!
    Quote Originally Posted by qwinkan View Post
    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.
    Chaotic Evil, Level 1 IT-Tech

    Slough Roast Blog
    Capitol Sound Blog

  6. #6
    MacHeadCase
    Guest
    Quote Originally Posted by qwinkan View Post
    MacHeadCase,

    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.

  7. #7

    mraya's Avatar
    Member Since
    Feb 27, 2005
    Location
    Framingham, MA
    Posts
    940
    Specs:
    MacBook C2D 2.4 2GB
    Quote Originally Posted by qwinkan View Post
    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...

    thanks
    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.
    [is pointless to click here]

  8. #8

    qwinkan's Avatar
    Member Since
    Apr 23, 2007
    Location
    Dubai, UAE
    Posts
    136
    Specs:
    MacBook,white 2.16ghz C2D/2GB RAM/120GB, iPOD 60GB
    Quote Originally Posted by Village Idiot View Post
    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!

  9. #9

    qwinkan's Avatar
    Member Since
    Apr 23, 2007
    Location
    Dubai, UAE
    Posts
    136
    Specs:
    MacBook,white 2.16ghz C2D/2GB RAM/120GB, iPOD 60GB
    thanks guys, I'll let you know how it goes (^__^)

  10. #10

    Mattlike's Avatar
    Member Since
    Mar 30, 2006
    Location
    Southern California
    Posts
    1,611
    Specs:
    Unibody MBP 2.4 GHz C2D/27" Core i7 iMac
    Quote Originally Posted by qwinkan View Post
    thanks guys, I'll let you know how it goes (^__^)
    good luck and welcome to the board btw.

  11. #11

    steven11's Avatar
    Member Since
    Nov 04, 2006
    Location
    Louisville, KY
    Posts
    709
    Specs:
    MacBook 2.4Ghz 4Gig Ram 250Gig HD
    Quote Originally Posted by qwinkan View Post
    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!
    The price fluctuates but heres .Mac for 80 bucks from Amazon. Keep looking though. I think I got mine for under $70. Oh and welcome here! .Mac4$80 W/ the money you save you can buy me a cup of tea next time you're in Louisville, KY

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Mac Equivalent to Windows All Users
    By drnoack in forum OS X - Apps and Games
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 12-17-2009, 12:16 PM
  2. Replies: 10
    Last Post: 05-20-2006, 09:06 PM
  3. Windows users ignorant? Or are Mac users arrogant?
    By iDVFH. in forum Schweb's Lounge
    Replies: 26
    Last Post: 02-21-2005, 07:38 PM
  4. Windows users ignorant? Or are Mac users arrogant?
    By iDVFH. in forum Switcher Hangout
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 02-19-2005, 04:23 PM
  5. This Question is for MAC and WINDOWS users....
    By Computer.Geek in forum Apple Notebooks
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 02-15-2005, 02:23 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •