Application name: Git
Platforms: Windows macOS Linux
Developer: The Git Development Community
Division / Department: Department of Computer Science
Available to: Students and Faculty
Available in Labs: Architecture Lab (Adams 202)
Systems Lab (Adams 203)
Linux Lab (Adams 204)
Gaming and Graphics Lab (Adams 206)
Amphitheater (Adams 208)
Big Data Lab (Adams 019)
Links: Official Website
Git for Windows
Installing on Windows


Git is a free and open-source version control system (VCS) that is widely used in software development for source code management (SCM). It was developed by Linus Torvalds and others in 2005 to aid in the development of the Linux kernel; however, its unique design and efficiency made it a popular tool for all open-source projects. Git itself is a command-line tool, but many integrated development environments (IDEs) have built-in git integration and there is broad support by many third-party graphical user interface (GUI) frontends.

Installation and configuration

Please see Getting started with Git.