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    Python: Is it useful?


    Alright, I'm going to byte the bullet and see if I can make sense of this steaming pile called Python.

    Add it to my collection.

    Or maybe I'll just be a rebel and start coding all my web apps in Fortran.
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    Python is widespread on linux. yum (RedHat's package manager) is a python application, for example. I assume there are some common windows apps in python, but I don't know any examples off the top of my head.

    Python is also used in a number of web applications like MoinMoin, Mailman and others. Here's a fun list: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Python_software

    I've dabbled with python on both windows and linux, and generally I like using it.
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    Thanks, for the most part, I work with Linux based servers, though there is some possibility I might have to learn ASP.

    At home, I gave up Windows completely several years ago, I run CentOS and Red Hat Enterprise (though I've never installed Fedora).

    The *only* thing I miss about Windows is Photoshop. I don't want to get into an argument over it, but GIMP just doesn't cut it, though I do like Inkscape.

    I know, I know... Photoshop in Wine. Haven't gotten around to it yet...

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