When Google Drive was launched as a direct competitor to Dropbox and similar file-sharing and syncing cloud storage services, most people commented that it would take Google a fair amount of time to overtake Dropbox. That time hasn’t passed yet. One of many reasons is the service is not available for Linux desktops yet.
After the initial launch, Google did promise that a Linux version of Google Drive was in the works, but till today, that has not seen the light of day. There are some third-party apps to use Google Drive on Linux, but nothing satisfies as the official version. After being tired of waiting, Linux users have finally taken to Change.org to sign a petition requesting Google to release a native Google Drive application for Linux.
Google Drive comes built-in with Google’s Chrome OS. The service that offers 5 GB for free also has native apps for Windows and Mac OS X. It does make sense for Google to target the platforms that have the highest market share. But it has been unacceptably long since Drive was launched and still there is no native application for Linux.
If you use any Linux-based operating system for your everyday task and would love to see a native app on your desktop, click this link and sign the petition. There’s no guarantee that Google will release a native app for Linux if there’s enough signatures on the petition, but at least the company will get an idea of the many people who want to use Google Drive but can’t just because there isn’t an app for that!
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