America Online appears to be offering a useful service – words I have not spoken often in the last ten or fifteen years. For $6.95 per month, AOL’s new service Link2PC allows remote access to one or two computers from any location. Here’s an article about the new service.

This is not a new idea – here’s my comments from last year about stalwart GoToMyPC and newer competitors MyWebExPC and LogMeIn. But AOL’s monthly fee is far lower than those business-oriented competitors, and it’s possible that AOL still remembers how to make simple, usable software. After watching the development of AOL Messenger for the last couple of years, I can’t help but wonder if Link2PC will pop up advertising or movie previews unexpectedly – but hey, maybe I’m just cynical.

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