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Slow Eddie7-Mar-19 7:36
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I've had many years of experience with VSS, both as developer and administrator, especially during the thick of its popularity.

It makes sense that it's less problematic for a person working alone. In a multiuser environment, it's absolutely awful.

It's funny you bring up TFS. It's lousy too, but for different reasons. It's maddening to work with and lots of people use it because it's bundled (which is how VSS got popular). That they're giving away a commercial product should tell us something about how committed Microsoft is to making it good. Come for the integration with Visual Studio, stay for the ... wait, why am I staying?

If you really like VSS's model and paradigm, there are a fair number of products, free and commercial, that are easy-to use, yet much more robust (and still kept fresh). I don't think you'll be sorry if you dig around and find one.

Hell, you can even use Perforce for free if you're all by yourself and your source base has fewer than 2000 files. You can use it either as simply or as complex as you like, and the GUI, though not flashy, is solid. It's really fast, too. Some folks don't like it, but it uses a similar checkin/checkout model as VSS. And it's probably the most reliable source control product made; even people who dislike its model don't deny its reliability.

There's a saying about VSS: It's not whether VSS will corrupt itself or not. It's when.
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