Google Drive for Linux Revealed in Leaked Screenshots

Google has been promising to release a Linux client for its cloud storage service since it launched 3 years ago and it may finally be about to arrive.

New screenshots turned up last week in the OSX client which hint at a Linux version. While there’s nothing in the documentation to suggest that conclusion, I have to agree with my source when he points out that the following screenshot looks more Linux than OSX:

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Google hasn’t made an announcement on the screenshots yet, but I am sure that Linux geeks are eagerly anticipating the launch. While there are a few unofficial Google Drive clients for Linux, including griveInsync, and others, the closest we have to an official release is a command line tool called “drive”.

That tool lacks even the basics like background sync, so it’s really not good for much – not compared to the Google Drive clients for Windows, Android, OSX, and Chrome.

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Nate Hoffelder

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Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader. He has been blogging about indie authors since 2010 while learning new tech skills weekly. He fixes author sites, and shares what he learns on The Digital Reader's blog. In his spare time, he fosters dogs for A Forever Home, a local rescue group.

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