Apple has beefed up its .Mac service in several ways, but it’s still way too expensive. $99.95 a year for a gigabyte of storage space (combined Mail and iDisk), .Mac Backup software, .Mac Groups, your own Homepage, yadda, yadda, yadda… Who needs it?
I guess I’m still hacked that Apple cut off the free .Mac service in 2002. I’ve since moved to a hosting service where I’ve got my own domain name, 500MB of storage, unlimited e-mail accounts, ftp hosting, MySQL database support, PHP support, cpanel 9 controls, etc… for under $50 a year. With all that and a free Gmail account, who needs anything more?
This news is about a week old, but worth mentioning if only to point out that there really are some things about Apple that bug me.