To access Git repositories for shared projects, you will need a Git client. An easy one to use on OS/X and Windows is Github Desktop. A few pointers on the initial installation and setup of the first few repositories:
- After installation, the easiest way to clone a repository is to go to the link in GitHub, click "Clone or download", and then say "Open in Desktop".
- The first time you do this, it will ask you to run the executable on opening the link. Set this as the default behavior
- After that, you can choose the local directory you want the Clone to save in
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