Often dismissed as an eccentric and verbose scripting language from Microsoft, PowerShell frequently finds itself relegated to the background when it comes to shell languages on non-Windows platforms. Mocked as a lackluster corporate attempt at mimicking a genuine shell scripting language, it rarely receives the attention it deserves. However, after leveraging PowerShell across various operating systems I’ve come to recognize its value. While its usefulness on Windows is beyond question, there exists a compelling argument for its adoption on other platforms. Let’s delve into its strengths as well as the criticisms.