Let’s Get Google Drive For Linux!

I’m pretty sure that many of the people reading this article will know what Google Drive is, but for those who don’t I’ll quickly explain. Google Drive is a cloud syncing application from Google that allows users to sync data autonomously across computers and to the cloud. It’s pretty much the same thing as other services like Dropbox and Ubuntu One.

The problem is that there isn’t a Linux client available for Google Drive; even though both ChromeOS and Android have clients and they are based on Linux. Google themselves even use a custom Ubuntu spin internally on their computers. So I really can’t understand how us Linux users don’t have a Google Drive client yet.

There are some great alternatives such as Insync (which is what I am currently using) but it doesn’t compare to an official Google Drive client for Linux. Plus, Insync intend to start charging once it comes out of beta.

After six months of waiting for a Google Drive client for Linux I have decided to take matters into my own hands and yesterday I launched Drive4Linux. Drive4Linux is a simple online petition that hopefully will get signed my as many Linux users as possible and in turn push Google to do the right thing and release an official Linux client. Once I feel I have a good amount of signatures I will press this upon Google myself using social network, email and even writing letters – basically, anyway I can get in touch with Google I will!

The likelihood is that this petition will have absolutely no effect whatsoever but how will we know unless we don’t try? It only takes a few seconds to sign the petition. All you need is a valid email and none of your details will be shared or made publicly available. So please support Drive4Linux and the Linux community by signing the petition using the link below.

Thank you!

Sign the Drive4Linux Petition

P.S. Please feel free to share this information on any social networks, communities or blogs that you are a part of. After all, if we don’t share this information then Drive4Linux is pretty useless as a petition. :)

Let’s Get Google Drive For Linux!
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  • Charles Kravetz

    The very light text on white background is almost unreadable by those of us without excellent vision. Any chance of making it at least a dark gray? I can’t find the place to click without changing colors in my browser to force my own colors.

    • http://www.refugeeks.com/ Kev Quirk

      Sorry, I literally threw the website together (which is probably evident from the quality of the site). I’ve now changed the colour. Hopefully that will be better for you.

      Thanks for mentioning it!

  • Antony

    good call with the petition! Signed and shared. Come on Google!

  • http://sfmlcoder.wordpress.com/ Alex Thorne

    I’m surprised this hasn’t had many more signatures. I really hope Google hurries up with the Linux client soon…

    • http://www.refugeeks.com/ Kev Quirk

      You and me both Alex. The website only displays publicly those signatures that have been confirmed via clicking the email receipt. Currently there are over 1100 signatures but many have not been confirmed unfortunately.

      • Mikhail

        There might be something wrong with confirmation email going out – I signed the petition but got no confirmation email.

      • http://www.refugeeks.com/ Kev Quirk

        Have you checked your spam?

      • Mikhail

        Yep, nothing…

      • http://www.refugeeks.com/ Kev Quirk

        There was a problem on the server. Sorry about that guys. I think I’ve fixed it now – you should have had your confirmation emails now. Can you let me know please?

      • Mikhail

        Kev, nothing yet…

      • http://www.refugeeks.com/ Kev Quirk

        Mikhail, I can see you as number 910 in the list…

      • Mikhail

        Hmm… am I supposed to be there only after I click on the link on confirmation email? But I’ve never received the email. BTW I can see my number is 913.

      • Mikhail

        Hmmm… Strange… Staying on top now with number 914.

      • http://www.refugeeks.com/ Kev Quirk

        It’s because people who signed before you are now getting their emails because I have fixed the problem and they are confirming.

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