Some months ago, I installed GitHub Desktop (Version 2.8.2 x64) for Windows on my Windows 7 machine. I used GitHub Desktop to manage versions of my thesis, written in LaTeX, between my local machine and the GitHub cloud.
Now, an educational workshop I’m attending in a few weeks instructs me to install Git for Windows (gitforwindows.org).
Are “Git for Windows” (gitforwindows.org) and “GitHub Desktop for Windows” (desktop.github.com) completely independent applications? Will installing “Git for Windows” now, months after installing “GitHub Desktop for Windows” cause problems/interactions?