Now that we know what a Version Control System is, let's make sure you already have an installed version of
Git on your computer so it's easy to follow along.
If you have a Mac, Good News! It comes on your system by default. Go right ahead to the next chapter.
Head over to this link. You will notice that the website recognizes your OS and prompts you to download the latest version.
Go ahead and install from the package. When you open the installer, just click Next and install Git with the default settings since they are the recommended settings. You may change the installation directory if you need to.
Git Bash. Some people prefer to use the GUI but we are going to focus on the command line in this course. But feel free to check the Git GUI whenever you like.
One difference in the way this will differ is that we will be using the nano editor to edit files, which is not available on the Windows OS.
Example: we will be typing $ nano filename to open a file but typing this on a Windows machine will result in a command not found error. Instead, you can type in $ notepad filename and work just fine!
If you want to install the basic Git tools on Linux via a binary installer, you can generally do so through the basic package-management tool that comes with your distribution.
Okay then, now that we have the latest version to work with, let's get started with Git.