What about Mercurial?
...And it begins.
Git vs. Mercurial: Please Relax (Git is MacGyver and Mercurial is James Bond)
My honest opinion on Mercurial: To me it feels like Mercurial is just unnecessary. It does everything git does, only slower, and it's missing a few features. Plus the name "Mercurial" is unfortunate. Not catchy and doesn't "feel" good. That's just my opinion. I'm not denying Mercurial is a good VCS; quite the contrary, it does what it's designed to do and it does it well.
If you tell me to use Mercurial over Git, though, the reason I wouldn't switch is not because I prefer git, but because the time it would take to learn how to use Mercurial would outweigh the supposed benefit you claim it has.
I'll quote the first article. The bottom line is:
- Evaluate your workflow and decide which tool suits you best.
- Learn how to use your chosen tool as well as you possibly can.
- Help newbies to make the transition.
- Shut up about the tools you use and write some code.