Review: GoToMyPC

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January 1, 2005

I used GoToMyPC for quite a while - almost since they started. I was a member for quite a while, too. So long, in fact, that when I wanted to quit their service, they cut my monthly cost in half to keep me as a customer, which I did for a few more months.

I loved that I could connect to my PC at home while it was behind a firewall, and get files or access some archived Email or whatever.

Ultimately, I felt it was a gimmick and I gave it up to save a few bucks a month on membership fees. It’s an incredible service and worth the money if you have it to spend (and need it).

Lately though, I archive everything through file shares and private FTP sites and have a few USB devices for quick copies of data if I need to be portable. But then, that’s why I got a laptop too…

Update: June 1, 2007

Lately I use, which is a free service and does everything I need to access my wife’s Windows machine at home. Of course since I’m a full-time Linux geek now, I just SSH into my Linux workstation at home.