Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Done with Google Drive

Well, I'm done with Google Drive.  Over the past few weeks I've set up a few family members with Google Drive to sync their pictures, for no reason other than Google Drive offers the most storage space for free (that I'm aware of).

Personally, however, I can't use Drive for my files anymore, as every task I perform for my job is now possible in Ubuntu on my Samsung Arm Chromebook.  I use Windows primarily for gaming at this point, and Google Drive doesn't have a linux client.

I was getting by using grive, but it started giving me backtalk a few weeks ago, stopping in the middle of syncs.  I'd have to restart the program a few times to get everything synced.  Today I started a new chroot with Ubuntu 13.10, and grive isn't working at all.  This may be due to the fact that I can't seem to find an arm version of grive newer than 0.2.  There are a couple ppas that have version 0.3 built, but not for arm.

I spent maybe a half hour or more trying to build it myself when I remembered that Google Drive is kind of shitty anyway, and why not just use Ubuntu One, which is available on arm?

So I'm using Ubuntu One.  I'll get around to installing it on my Windows PC eventually, though I also need to make sure to switch FolderSync on my phone to syncing from Drive to sync from Ubuntu One.  I do find it funny that Android has FolderSync, which can sync with almost every cloud service, but Ubuntu has nothing like it, as far as I know.

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