Setting Up Git on Your Computer
Learn how to get started with Git on your local machine by setting it up through the command line or by installing a Git GUI such as Tower.
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Setting Up Git on Your Computer with a Desktop Client

We're using the Tower desktop client throughout this version of the book.
You can test the application 30 days for free before purchasing it from the online store.

Cross Reference

In case you prefer to learn Git on the command line, without a Desktop client application, you can switch to the "command line version" of this book at any time.

You can download Tower as a free 30-day trial from the website. As Tower comes with its own Git binary, you don't have to install Git yourself on your computer.

Configuring Git

In its "Getting Started" wizard, Tower will guide you through the few configurations that are necessary up front.

Now that we're ready to go, let's look at a basic workflow with Git.

About Us

As the makers of Tower, the best Git client for Mac and Windows, we help over 100,000 users in companies like Apple, Google, Amazon, Twitter, and Ebay get the most out of Git.

Just like with Tower, our mission with this platform is to help people become better professionals.

That's why we provide our guides, videos, and cheat sheets (about version control with Git and lots of other topics) for free.