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Why is git so unfriendly to Windows users?
It seems that all developers favors MAC...
Git is not necessarily Mac-friendly. Git was developed by Linus Torvalds (the creator of the Linux kernel). It's developed on Linux, so primarily, it's Linux-friendly.
As such, it was ported to POSIX-compliant operating systems first, such as BSD, Solaris and Mac OS X.
Windows is not POSIX-compliant so getting many command-line tools from the *nix world to run on Windows is usually a hacky process. That's why many installations of command-line tools include Cygwin and/or special shells to make the software run as good as possible on Windows.
So, Git is really Mac-friendly only by chance, as the core of OS X is Darwin — a Unix-like OS.
James Barnett39,199 Points
> Windows is not POSIX-compliant
It's a little more complicated than that.
Windows 7 is POSIX-complicant if you activate the Subsystem for UNIX-based Applications (SUA) feature.
I'm not suggesting installing SUA will make a Windows 7 box git-friendly. I'm suggesting that there's a difference between being Unix-like and being POSIX-compliant.
> Git is really Mac-friendly only by chance, as the core of OS X is Darwin — a Unix-like OS.
This conclusion is spot on.