United States of America
After three weeks of testing, it’s clear to me that Ben Spink has delivered a working solution to the notMac Challenge, and I’m very happy to award him the prize money. Thank you to everyone who was generous enough to contribute to the challenge and congratulations to Ben for his hard work.
Create a fully functional replacement for all Apple's non-web-based .Mac integrated services using one's own server that utilizes a one-time installation process requiring only basic technical knowledge and which operates seamlessly and transparently. A first-time Mac user should be able to install the software without any assistance, and a long-time .Mac user should be unable to discern any functional difference.