TechFly has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

I am contemplating playing around with windows programs and perl. I have been using perl scripts for many things at work on my linux boxes, and wanted to try writing some things for the windows boxes too. Specifically I want to play with GUI programming. Is Perl/TK the way way to go about this, or are there other better options? I read that Perl/TK is outdated, and should not be used anymore, and to use tkx. Any advice?

Is one easier than the other? Is one faster, better, and so on. I know, these can be loaded questions, but I don't really know where to start. I found several how-to's, but they seem to be very out of date. CPAN has a link to a toutorial on the perl tk page, but it was from 1999. Is it still what I should be working with?