ou remember back in the day when everything on the Internet was free (circa 1994-1998)? My local library offered free internet and email access through telnet – it was glorious. Ah, Web Beta.These days we’ve got the so-called Web 2.0 which is supposed to relive those days with tons of more free stuff, along with gradients sprinkled everywhere and HUGE buttons thrown in.So, in my eternal quest for free stuff, I ran across this “hack” for OS X and immediately fell in love. You can now use box.net (very Web 2.0) just like you use .mac… except box.net gives you a gig of space for free and more space if you invite friends to sign up (with a link like the one I just used… it’s also neat because they are listed as “friends” in your account). All you have to do is sign up, set up a DAV on your Mac, give it your login name (for the secure connection) and you’re ready to go. UneasySilence has some screenshots.

You can access all your files online, share them with friends, and there’s even a Windows based client for cross-OS sharing. I signed up yesterday and have been very impressed so far… and the price is certainly right.

Gotta love free stuff. Especially when it’s storage space!

From OSx86Project.org

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