Can someone recommend me, free if possible, subversion client for Vista?
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tortoiseSVN is very good.
There is always the trusty command line version of svn. I use this in addition to GUI versions, I have run into too many instances where the GUI version has a problem and I have to resort to the command line to fix it.
I have also used SmartSVN and been very happy with it. It is more of a full fledged client, rather than an extension to the explorer. This has some benefits, in that it will monitor and show you all your current changes and those pending changes.
SubClipse is great if you are using Eclipse.
Subcommander has been very helpful for me; it too is a full-on client as opposed to an Explorer extension. The GUI is a little non-inutitive at first, but it works great otherwise.
Probably not the answer you look for, but the Subversion does include a client when you install it: the svn command. It is an excellent client when you get used to it. Combined with a merge tool for handling conflicts you have all the power from your keyboard.
Tortoise is great. Having both is not a problem, and many environments, such as Netbeans, will take full advantage of the command line interface if you have it.
I use SlikSVN on Windows 7 (So I imagine it'd work fine on Vista). It's a command line client, and does exactly the same as the unix SVN. I also use TortoiseSVN for gui goodness - there's no reason you can't use both.