Google Drive For Linux Is Definitely In The Works
I know this isn’t Android related, but damn it, it’s Google related. And certainly that is close enough, right ? Regardless, I’m bringing you this news because I myself am an avid Linux user and I’m sure there are many Linux users who read our site on a daily basis.
As many of you know, Google’s competition to DropBox and others was launched yesterday in the form of Google Drive. It allows users to upload and store their content from their PC’s, smart phones or whatever else to Google’s cloud for safe keeping. With the release yesterday, there are desktop versions for Mac OSX and of course Windows. But where’s the support for a Linux desktop version ? In a way, I’m kind of surprised it wasn’t available yesterday when Google Drive was launched, simply because Google is such a huge supporter of Open Source and everything Linux.
With that being said, Teresa Wu, who is the Google Docs community manager, was asked about Linux support via Google+ and here is what she had to say:
Hang tight!! We’re working on Linux support.
You can see the actual Google+ post that was made by Chad McCullough by clicking the link below.
I must send a huge THANK YOU out to Chad for doing this and to Teresa Wu for responding and letting us know. I mean, if nobody asks, how would we know any future plans ?
Currently Linux users can use the web interface to get their files to their Google Drive. While it works, it’s a bit of a rough work around where as a desktop application would be so much easier. Unfortunately it appears that Teresa didn’t give any time specifics as to when we could expect it. However, in the past, they’ve usually released things fairly quickly. So as she says, for now, just hang tight!!