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Chapter 11. Exploring .Mac Services > Joining the .Mac Community

Joining the .Mac Community

When you join the .Mac community, you're immediately connected with thousands of other happy Macintosh users. Not only does a subscription to .Mac give you access to all kinds of cool stuff, it also gives you access to stable e-mail, communications software, and a Help system geared specifically to the Macintosh operating system. Joining the .Mac community is quick and simple; however, there are system requirements you should check before you begin the process. If you meet all of the requirements, you'll need a credit card to complete the online purchase.

Join the .Mac Community

Open your browser, and then point to http://www.apple.com.

IMPORTANT Before you continue, make sure your computer meets the following systems requirements: Mac OS X v10.2.5 or later, 128MB of SDRAM (256MB recommended for iPhoto), Internal Apple CD-RW drive, Combo drive or SuperDrive (to back up files to CD or DVD), An active Internet connection, Safari, Netscape 7 or later, or Microsoft Internet Explorer 5 or later.

Click the .Mac tab located on the Macintosh navigation bar.

Click the Ready To Join? link.

Fill out the 3 registration information screens.

Click Submit, and then follow any additional online instructions.


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