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GitHub is a web-based Git repository hosting service.

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  1.  File VersioningGitHub has a version system that lets you view and go back to older versions of the project/file/document.
  2.  Git SupportGitHub supports Git, a free and open source distributed version control system.
  3.  Two-factor AuthenticationGitHub supports two-factor authentication (2FA).
  4.  IFTTT IntegrationYou can connect different services to automatically trigger actions within GitHub using IFTTT.
  5.  Dark ModeGitHub supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
  6.  FIDO U2F (2FA) supportGitHub supports FIDO U2F / passwordless / multi-factor authentication.
  7.  Support for MarkDownGitHub supports MarkDown for document formatting.

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  • Developed byGitHub Inc
  • LicensingProprietary and Freemium product.
  • PricingSubscription that costs between $4 and $21.
  • RatingAverage rating of 2.9 (28 ratings)
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ab1
  
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GitHub icon GitHub is okay to read at 250 to 767 px.

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nirnejak
  
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  • Free, Fast
  • Always Improving
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linuxien
  
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Github used to be good. Now it's bad, because owned by M$. Open Source like Gitlab is better for our privacy and more respectful of our data.

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jidoubravsk

Maybe its ok now, but one day, with another MS CEO this would be weak point of open-source world. I think its time to switch now, gitlab, gitbucket, gitea, ... whatever. Just for more promising future of open software.

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bataj80870

HAHAHA FUNNY L⚠NU❎ REDDITOR MADE A M$ JOKE

EVERYONE LAUGH

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ab1
  
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https://github.com/user/repo/commits/master will show literally everything including typos, spelling and other unimportant commits.

GitHub have no idea which commits will change or may affect programs.

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ab1
  
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Don't trust dates blindly. This applies to all git based tools, not just GitHub.

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ab1
  
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GitHub icon GitHub will waste horizontal space at 768 px or more...

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Korwin
  
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Pros: no fees, convenient, popular. Cons: not free (FOSS).

"GitHub has, in the last ten years, risen to dominate FOSS development. They did this by building a user interface and adding social interaction features to the existing Git technology. (For its part, Git was designed specifically to make software development distributed without a centralized site.) In the central irony, GitHub succeeded where SourceForge failed: they have convinced us to promote and even aid in the creation of a proprietary system that exploits FOSS. GitHub profits from those proprietary products (sometimes from customers who use it for problematic activities). Specifically, GitHub profits primarily from those who wish to use GitHub tools for in-house proprietary software development. Yet, GitHub comes out again and again seeming like a good actor — because they point to their largess in providing services to so many FOSS endeavors. But we've learned from the many gratis offerings in Big Tech: if you aren't the customer, you're the product. The FOSS development methodology is GitHub's product, which they've proprietarized and repackaged with our active (if often unwitting) help".

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