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Chapter 3. Using iDisk

Chapter 3. Using iDisk

Network storage of one kind or another has been around for decades. Back in the day, if you wanted to move files to a file server, your computer had to be connected to the same network as that file server via Ethernet, Token Ring, LocalTalk, or some other network. If your computer wasn't physically connected to that specific network, you couldn't connect. Most often, that meant the computers that were connecting were in a sort of closed arena—able to talk to each other but not able to connect with other sets of computers.

The Internet changed all that by allowing different kinds of computers running different kinds of operating systems to connect to each other around the world—and that includes transferring files to and from file servers. Thanks to the Internet, you can access files stored online from just about anywhere in the world—a boon for business travelers especially.


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