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Google Drive was announced on the 25th of April, 2012. Right here and now somewhere near the 150th meridian east it is the 24th of July, 2012. Doing the sums in my head that makes it, oh, about three months since the announcement?
Where is Drive for Linux?
Ubuntu One can be run on any Linux, Drop-Box has an app for Linux, I don’t know about Amazon or SkyDrive [ ]…
Isn’t Android and ChromeOS loosely based on Linux? Is that a fair statement? Well I’m going to make a statement, fair or not!
You have leached of Linux, and with due respect, you have given some stuff back to Linux, but what about Drive? We know you have the resources. You know there are millions of faithful Linux users, many of whom are Google users. We know that many of your developers run your custom flavour of Ubuntu. The Cloud is the future we are told.
What is the problem?
Fortunately, some keen developers have made their own open source command line based solution. Grive.
Even better, for Slacko Puppy Linux users I have made a simple graphical solution called Grive Rox App. It’s just a bash script which depends on gtkdialog (thank you Google code) and ROX-Filer, the file manager by default in Slacko and other Puppy Linux. I’m sure Grive could be made to work with Nautilus, Dolphin or most other graphical file managers.
Comments are most welcome on this topic.
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