Hi all, I've had it in my head to try some programming, but outside of programming calculators 20 years ago, I have no experience. What I'd like to do is learn one scripting language, and one that's more dedicated to programming. This is all for personal amusement, but I'd like it to be useful also. My preferences are noted thusly.. Fairly easy for someone new to pick up. Wide applicability. I primarily use GNU/Linux, and that's where my interests lie, but I'd like to be able to use what I do as much as possible. Windows and Android would be nice to add also. I'm not interested in Apple at all. Able to use what I learn in a business environment. I'd like to get into IT in some capacity, and being able to use the skills I acquired would be a plus. It would be a bonus if what I learned could easily apply to other languages also. What I've come up with is Perl and Java, or maybe Python? Do any of you have ideas?