gracion wrote:

Happy New Year, Rainer! Very good summing up of the year, which I agree with, except I’m not sure I want to kill .Mac. Here’s why…

Same to you, Paul!

Anyway, it’s not that I want to kill .mac. I’d say that, despite all the good intentions and (I suppose) working APIs and facilities, the actual server infrastructure they use seems to be deficient, and the price is excessive when compared to the benefits. Google has much more resources to throw at that, of course… and for you people living near the actual servers it may even be working well; it never did for me when I tried it out. Mounting an iDisk here means endless waits or a hung Finder.

Regarding syncing and backup, I’d feel much better with that also supported by a local server. Apple should really publish this as a Mac OS X service.