yes you read right. it’s possible to install linux on gmail. richard jones wrote some python that allows you to mount linux within gmail. you can use all kinds of unix commands to communicate with gmail like ls, rm, grep, cp, etc. it’s an ongoing project in development but it’s very cool and allows you basically a 2gb virtual drive of sorts. you’ll need to have libgmail and FUSE at hand to make it work properly. libgmail communicates with gmail while FUSE provides the filesystem. Give it a shot, it looks like it’s progressing very nicely.
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I don’t like the Google policies too. But they are a company and want to gain money. For that they must take some control.
Anyway using an gmail account as ftp filesystem is not too fast. That is not good enought. For what you want to do that? I have all my things in my own hard disk.
Googles policies are getting way to strict. I had a PR of 4 before they designed the new algo which brought me down to a PR 0. lol
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