Seeking recommendation for a good FREE version control software

I'm asking this for my own personal purpose. I will be the only user using this version control software. Some might think it's overkill, but after my computer crashed a month ago, I have to come to appreciate being able to have an "incremental" version backup of my code.

I've heard of Git, but I'm told it's a command line software. I've also heard of CVS. Not limited to what I just mentioned, anyone else have any recommendations? Please state your reasons for making your recommendation.

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elepilAuthor Commented:
Eric Moreau, thanks for responding.

Isn't Visual Studio also a full development IDE for a host of different languages? I'm just looking for a version control software, nothing else. If I can, I'd like to avoid downloading gigabytes worth of stuff I don't need.
Éric MoreauSenior .Net ConsultantCommented:
The name is misleading. It is true that Visual Studio is the full IDE but VSO offers version controls, ticketing, and much more. It was known as TFS before renaming it
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elepilAuthor Commented:
Eric, I'm looking through VSO, but I can't seem to find a tutorial on how to get started. I did sign up already for an account, but their documentation is so convoluted, mixing in the business end (wanting to make money off me) and giving the perception of trying to help me get started.

When I try to install VSO, it gives me options to install C#, Visual Basic, etc., which is what I'm avoiding because it will take 10 gigs of disk space.

Is Microsoft's version control application something I can do online only? Or will this software you're recommending have a software I can install and manage version control of my files in my local PC only? Because if it's the latter, I am not seeing a clear path to do this.
Éric MoreauSenior .Net ConsultantCommented:
There are multiple parts including one which is online only and which is your source control.
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elepilAuthor Commented:
Eric, thanks for your efforts. I've decided to go with SourceTree. It is simple because I decide which directory in my local drive will be the repository, then files I create in that directory are detected, after which I can commit my files. A lot simpler.

With Visual Studio 2013, my gosh, I am confronted with business offers mixed in with its documentation on how to get started. That last link you gave me has like 20 steps, and I will probably still have to install one of Microsoft's languages. I am using NetBeans doing PHP,

I thank you for your help and efforts, even though I have decided not to accept your solution.
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