Another step towards free .Mac!
Another feature that is very important about .Mac is the possibility of doing backups that are stored on the Web. You don't want to run the risk of your backups being destroyed in a fire or whatever else that could happen to your house. The downside of .Mac is that you only get 1 GB of storage that is shared with your email. There are many alternatives out there, but one that I really like is Mozy. Mozy offers a good solution for Macs at a great price. You actually don't pay anything for the basic 2 GB of storage (more than .Mac). There is also a premium version at $4.95 per month for unlimited storage. The application will let you choose what you want to backup from your hard drive. You can let Mozy generate an encryption key or use your own. You can also schedule automatic backups. I don't any reason not to use at least the free 2GB. You can check it out at https://mozy.com/