The more I use git the more impressed I am with it. We now use git to control access and distribution of distributed files. Previously we did that via NFS, but git was cleaner and simpler to manage access restrictions.
Git is one of those cases where something that begins life as an incremental improvement turns out to be such an incremental improvement that a qualitative leap occurs. New things become possible that you just wouldn't have thought of before - there wouldn't have been any point. Applications in completely unrelated areas spring up.
Sometimes I think that Torvalds may end up being remembered more for git than for Linux.
Well, half-seriously. History makes it very clear that you can't tell in advance what someone will be remembered for... often the thing that everyone thought was the biggest deal is just forgotten. Certainly it doesn't matter what Linus thinks about it.
I'd say git is a lot more than an ok-ish version control system because of two things: its design (hashes and all that) and its efficiency. We were using darcs before, which is fine, but after using them both extensively I can say that they are two systems that aren't in the same league. Even their leagues aren't in the same league. Git is so much more powerful that you begin to have new ideas - that's the point of my original comment.
There may be truth to that, but I don't think this is a very good example. Joey Hess has kept his ~ and /etc in CVS (and later, SVN) since 2000 or so. You don't need any particular feature of Git or even a DVCS to keep your system completely versioned.
I guess the reason he can't do the same with vmware images is that git is slow with huge files. On the other hand, vmware snapshots should allow what he wants - to keep several closely related versions of the system and the ability to start any of them. Am I missing something?
I've tried this before with a VirtualBox image of XP. Even the base install of XP, without any updates or added software, is too large for Git to handle, or at least too large on my machine with 2GB of RAM.