Impacts of non-standard environments

Let's take a deeper look at this from a technical standpoint. There are numerous flavors of Linux, numerous applications that perform (at a high level) the same function, and numerous ways to solve a given problem. For example, if you want to script a task, do you write it in a shell script, Perl, Python, or Ruby? For some tasks, all can achieve the desired end result. Different people have different preferred ways of approaching problems and different preferred technology solutions, and often it is found that a Linux environment has been built using a technology that was the flavor of the month when it was created or that was a favorite of the person responsible for it. There is nothing wrong with this ...

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