I had some painful experience with CVS, or rather WinCVS to be very precise. Somehow, I found the guide and the way it works, too Geeky ( Now I have stopped considering myself a geek, especially after using WinCVS).
Finally, I found a tool that was easy to work with. And it is also a freeware... TortoiseCVS. It is a cool tool, makes it easy to use. Best of it was, I could make my team motivate and use CVS (they dreaded using WinCVS.) Check it out here .