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How to Install a Google Drive Client on Ubuntu

As you already know, Google (probably hates Linux users) does not provide a Linux client for its awesome Google Drive cloud storage service. But don’t worry, as the open source community has its geniuses like Lorenzo Breda, who developed an unofficial Google Drive client for Linux, called Grive. Before we start with the actual installation, we should warn you that the Grive application is in early stages of development and it has some limitations, such as folders and files with multiple parents, and the ability to download Google Documents.

Other than that, we should also mention that Grive is command-line client and it has no GUI (graphical user interface), therefore, for this installation we will use another tool created by another Linux genius, simply called Grive Tools, which will automatically download, compile and install the latest version of Grive on your Ubuntu machine. The following Ubuntu distributions are supported: Ubuntu 12.10 (Quantal Quetzal), Ubuntu 13.04 (Raring Ringtail), and Ubuntu 13.10 (Saucy Salamander).