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.
– Hack A Day