Plone is built using Zope, an object oriented application server. The language that drives Zope and Plone is Python - the agile language preferred by Google, NASA, Industrial Light and Magic and many others.
I really like the easy to use interface of Plone. Now obviously I cant/shouldn't play around much with portal, so I thought why not try it out on my desktop. Downloaded the windows binary, installed with default options and here it goes, ready to use in 5 mins. No configuration changes/customization required just ready to use out of the box.
I am trying to put some content on it. Infact, I am planning to upload all the shared e-Books/docs that I have to this so that people don't bug me anymore for them. I personally liked the overall idea of Plone. Lets see how updated can I keep it.