There are some questions asking for a small set of features that can actually be done with software most users already have installed on their systems.
For instance, one user asked for a tool to check network connectivity, and I suggested they use
Is suggesting solutions using existing software on-topic? Or should answers assume the existing solutions are unacceptable and suggest "new" software?
Personally, the less I have to install the better. But I'm curious to know what the general sentiment is.