Google Drive replacement Backup and Sync gives trouble


Google is in the process of rolling out “Backup and Sync” to replace its Google Drive desktop product. However, the update seems to off to a bad start with some getting an error message saying that Backup and Sync needs to quit.

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Fun fact: there is a at least one unofficial FUSE (Filesystem in
User Space) client, which is meant to offer seamless integration in Unix-based systems (especially GNU/Linux systems).

Personally, I recommend NOT using online storage services unless you want to publish something to the general public. On that note, I don’t recommend Google Drive for any purpose, since Google loves to spy on you.