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Hey Guys!

I was just thinking, wouldn't it be cool if lots of people from InsanelyMac and more teamed up to make a cool, free ad-free .Mac/MobileMe alternative? It's not very hard, and we can offer heaps of services just using previous open sourced PHP scripts and then modifying them to meet our needs. It would be a cool idea!

Does anyone possibly wanna help?

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I'm interested...

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why is this an insanelymac obligation? This forum is dedicated to the joy of hacking a closed OS to work on universal hardware ..not offer free alternatives to the Apple business model.

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Nobody said it was an obligation; just something that might be worth looking into...

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why should I trust you with my contacts,calendars,pictures, and backups? or are you thinking of a package that is decentralized and installable on any webserver, for individuals.

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well, just yesterday i bought unlimited web hosting, all we need now are a few people who are willing to help and maybe a spare domain if anyone has one! if anyone's interested email me at alexander@alexandercolquhoun.com

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http://www.tnpi.net/...t_Yourself_.Mac

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Sounds very interesting.
May need to rethink adverts though as wouldn't the server costs be high for a project like this.

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no the thing is i've already got the server, unlimited everything, it's designed for these types of services

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free , http://www.getdropbox.com

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hey, does anyone have a beta signup code for that getdropbox.com thing?

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Well. I wouldn't mind working on such a project. But you do know that most of those "unlimited" hosts are really not unlimited (perhaps yours is different). But it has been my experience that they will not allow files that are not part of the website. Example: you can't upload a trial version of a game (say 500MB) and let your friends download it from your site.... things like that.

Anyway. If you do create something like this, it would be a very big project and will probably take months given that all the programmers, and artists you recruit will only be working on the project part time.

If something does come of this, PM me. I'll be interested in helping with the PHP MySQL part of it. Don't ask me to design anything, you won't get anything you will want to put up on the site ;)

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Alex, you and your crazy ideas. Alex before you start making any iatkos.com site or cloning .mac (btw the guide: http://www.tnpi.net/...t_Yourself_.Mac ), you first need Mac! You still haven't installed it, so that's your next big aim. Then we can talk about the next things. And btw iAtkos.com and iAtkos Social: I'm planning to shut down the development of iAtkos.com and perhaps the Social Network will die, too. My first thing to finish now is to reform my Business from http://rainfall-daffinson.com/ to 8thBlock and to become No. 1 Makreting & Branding Company in Serbia. Then we can talk about iAtkos.com & co.

until then cya

ah yeah i'll isntall the theme on your joomla page in the next few days, k?

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why should I trust you with my contacts,calendars,pictures, and backups? or are you thinking of a package that is decentralized and installable on any webserver, for individuals.

Who pee'd in your cheerios this morning, Mr. Negative?

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I was thinking about this from a very long time....

I guess Google Apps would be great for Mail and Calendar Sync.


Figuring out to get the rest done like setting up a WebDAV server on my Mac.

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sounds cool...

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sounds cool...




OK for anyone that wants to know anything about this or who wants to help I've setup a forum on the idea........... http://iiconnect.ale...uhoun.com/forum or http://smallurl.co.uk/?7454

An example is shown here: http://iiconnect.ale...ercolquhoun.com, but that's not the forum.... 'iiConnect' wouldn't be the name, it's just an idea. go to those forums to contribute ;)


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Who pee'd in your cheerios this morning, Mr. Negative?


negative how? some random dude pops up and says "store your photos, contacts, files, and calendar information on my webserver" and I should? no indication of security, privacy, or trustworthiness? sure, I'd love an alternative to .mac ..but I want it installed on my webserver where I can control access and privacy.

If, however, you disagree ..then please give me your social security number, last three addresses, and mother's maiden name so I can help the mac community do something. not sure what yet, but I promise I'm a nice guy.

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negative how? some random dude pops up and says "store your photos, contacts, files, and calendar information on my webserver" and I should? no indication of security, privacy, or trustworthiness? sure, I'd love an alternative to .mac ..but I want it installed on my webserver where I can control access and privacy.

They have that! It's called Microsoft Exchange! ;)

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negative how? some random dude pops up and says "store your photos, contacts, files, and calendar information on my webserver" and I should? no indication of security, privacy, or trustworthiness? sure, I'd love an alternative to .mac ..but I want it installed on my webserver where I can control access and privacy.

If, however, you disagree ..then please give me your social security number, last three addresses, and mother's maiden name so I can help the mac community do something. not sure what yet, but I promise I'm a nice guy.

You store your mothers maiden name, SSN and last 3 addresses on your phone/computer?

Heh, you've got a lot more security holes to worry about than uploading personal contacts on a community based server...





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