drobo folk - this ‘coming soon’ on the oxygen cloud is getting old. can we get some hard info as to what’s going on, and when - specifically - this might be ready?
i don’t think it’s fair to use this a notable part of the marketing of this device, and then simply not include it, nor give much or any update about when it will be included. i’m all for salesmanship, but pushing something that simply isn’t part of the product seems out-of-bounds.
as a separate but related issue, i’ve heard that the root password gets habitually reset to ‘root’ upon reboot each time, which seems like a glaring security holland tunnel for a device that’s intended in part to sit on the net. so it would be nice if that was addressed, or even acknowledged in the separate thread here if it is a real issue.
but that said, one of the reasons i raced out (my mistake perhaps?) to buy this FS was the notion of easy congress with cloud-based backup solutions.
you were successfully able to charge my credit card 100% of the price; why am i not getting 100% of the advertised features? and let’s say this drags out another 6 months, and i value oxygen cloud as 50% of why i bought the device… are you going to send me $325 back?
anyone can sit back and throw out ideas that WOULD be great if successfully executed, but if i marketed them and took actual cash someone would eventually stop me. watch this: ‘jetpack anyone?’ ‘hey, who wants to buy this awesome teleporter?’ ‘time machine, 20% off, today only!’
i guess what i’m saying - to play on your apple adulation - is that steve jobs has never to my knowledge pushed a feature on an upcoming product so it propagates on every tech blog, and then not had that feature in the product when it came out. maybe apple tv wasn’t all it was cracked up to be, but it didn’t simply NOT HAVE what he sold it as having.
so as an item that might be filed under ‘customer relations 101’ it would be good if jennifer or someone else would stop sidestepping the various queries about this and give us [or me if nobody else cares] a real update.
p.s. if this has been released with some fanfare and i just missed it, i’m happy to be publicly lambasted.