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And when they do finally get it working, very nearly everything they praise is also true of other DVCSs. Mercurial, in particular, is already quite well documented and significantly easier to use, with very little loss in features (look at the extensions).

Git has the buzz, though, and many people fail to notice anything else.

40 days later: The git interface sucks far less now than it did when I tried it the first time (before switching from monotone to mercurial), and digging into the new hg "bookmarks" feature made it clear why hg will probably never fully support git-style branches. FWIW.

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