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What is the difference between "git" and "GitHub"?

+14 votes
These two words ("git" and "GitHub") get used a lot together... so it can be confusing... but what's the difference?
asked Sep 27, 2016 in CSC 285 (F16) by Forrest Stonedahl (100 points)

1 Answer

+6 votes
Git is a version control system, a tool to manage your source code history.

GitHub is a hosting service for Git repositories.

So they are not the same thing: Git the tool, GitHub the service for projects that use Git.


answered Sep 27, 2016 by Megan Janssen (100 points)