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Internet on Mac OSX

Hussein Baghdadi
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Joined: Nov 08, 2003
Posts: 3479

Hi all.
I read the following from (about Mac OSX):

2) Internet access requires a compatible service provider; iDisk requires a .Mac account; fees may apply.

what does this mean ? Mac users should have a special providers ?
why it should matter ?
Internet is independent of any Hardware and Software ..
any ideas ?
Bear Bibeault
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Joined: Jan 10, 2002
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Yes, OS X works with any standard internet provider.

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Paul Christian

Joined: Feb 09, 2005
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You can access internet with any ISP in OsX. But features like iDisk might require Apple's service like .mac - because iDisk stores files on Apple's server so that you can access them online. When you take a .mac account, you will get 250 MB of combined iDisk and .mac mail storage. Hope it is clear

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Loren Rosen
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Joined: Feb 12, 2003
Posts: 156
There a couple of internet access issues that might come up, mostly in using OSX at home:

* an ISP might not be Mac savvy, and be unable give help if you had any problems setting up your connection.

* the ISP might provide you with a DSL modem, router, etc. with a Windows-only configuration program.

I think both of these are less of an issue than they used to be. In any case, if I was giving advice to a non-techie about get a high-speed internet connection for their Mac, I'd say to find a Mac-friendly ISP. Usually this isn't hard to do.
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