Google Drive, Linux and Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
Given the continued lack of a proper Google Drive desktop client for Linux, I eagerly looked forward to Ubuntu 16.04 LTS.
With the latest version you can install the Gnome Control Center, which gives you greater Google Drive integration when you add your Google account.
Is it any good?
Well, it’s okay. Yes, I can access my Google Drive files and unlike the desktop client I am used to on Windows, I can even access multiple Google Drive accounts at the same time. However, it is slow whenever trying to open a folder. I think the reason is that it is accessing the remote drive, rather than synchronising the data locally. Thankfully I have a fast fibre connection at home, but I would hate to have to use it on anything else. Yes, it really is that slow.
Another problem I have found is that you cannot simply use a program to save and open files within Google Drive. It always seems to go wrong, resulting in me having to manually drag and drop files to and from Google Drive to use them locally.
Now all of this would be completely unnecessary if there was an official Google Drive client for Linux. So the question still remains, when is it going to arrive!
If any Googlers are reading this, I would really like some feedback either here or in this forum thread: https://productforums.google.com/forum/#!msg/drive/hYmBokMbzNs/nCGNBnuYBgAJ