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Install Git on Windows: Practical Git use with markdown

Install Git on Windows (GitMarkDown)

Git is a free and open-source distributed version control system designed to handle everything from small to very large projects with speed and efficiency. Git is easy to learn and has a tiny footprint with lightning-fast performance. It outclasses SCM tools like Subversion, CVS, Perforce, and ClearCase with features like cheap local branching, convenient staging areas, and multiple workflows. Kindly refer to these related guides: How to create and deploy a local Registry Server with Docker Image, how to Pull your first Nginx Container Image from Docker Hub and deploy it to your local machine, Azure DevOps and GitHub integration for Docker and Kubernetes deployment, how to create a static pod in Kubernetes, and how to install, register and start GitLab Runner on Windows.

The most widely used version control system are as follow;
- GitHub is the most used version control system in the world. This project was developed by Linus Torvalds, the creator of the Linux operating system, and it is used by an enormous collection of software projects both commercial and open-source that depend on Git for version control.
- GitLab is an open source end-to-end software development platform with built-in version control, issue tracking, code review, CI/CD, and more. Self-host GitLab on your own servers, in a container, or on a cloud provider. It offers free unlimited (private) repositories and unlimited collaborators.

Note: First install Git on windows and wish to use Tortoisegit for windows, you will need the GitHub executable path entered into ToitoiseGit. You can download Git from the following link:

  • To download ToitoiseGit, click on this link.

Note: After installing git, you will need to set it up as below. For the complete installation steps, please visit this link.

setup and configure git

Now you can change into any directory on your PC and clone your repository (project)

clone yor repository

Practical Git use with Markdown

Note: When you are using markdown and you encounter errors.

markdown error

Technical Issues

LivePreview is not working – it displays an error message stating This view has crashed!

This issue has been specifically observed in Windows 8, 10 etc. You may see an error message as shown here, and no HTML will be rendered when you type in the Markdown Editor pane.


To fix this issue, please try installing the Awesomium 1.6.6 SDK. If you continue to experience issues, please install Microsoft’s DirectX End-User Runtimes (June 2010).

Note: I did not install Microsoft’s DirectX End-User Runtimes (June 2010)  and it worked. Please take a look at this link.

I hope you found this blog post on practical git use with Markdown helpful. If you have any questions, please let me know in the comment session.

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