Introduction4:31 with Jay McGavren
Learn what Git is and how it can save you from losing your work!
According to the Stack Overflow 2017 Developer survey, Git is now the world's most popular version control system, with close to 70% of developers using it.
Installing and using Git on your computer
- Windows: Git is not pre-installed on Windows machines. Check out our video on Git installation for Windows. Be sure to check the Teacher's Notes on the video page for additional notes, as the installation process has changed slightly since the video was recorded.
- Mac: Every Mac comes with Git pre-installed! To access it, all you need to do is open a terminal with a Bash prompt. You can find instructions for opening the Terminal program in this Treehouse Blog post.
- Linux: Linux systems also come with Git pre-installed. If you're running Linux, we assume you already know how to get to a terminal, but if you're stuck, click the Get Help button on this page to ask for help in the Treehouse Community forum.
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