New to Ruby on Rails. Can I learn it on Windows? May 26, 2015 by demosthenes131 If not, should I go the Linux route or buy a Mac?
4 thoughts on “New to Ruby on Rails. Can I learn it on Windows?”
[RailsInstaller](http://railsinstaller.org/en) will get you up and running quickly on Rails. I used Windows to start, but do most of my dev in linux now for other reasons not related to RoR.
Further to others’ answers, you could also run Linux in a VirtualBox VM, and then learn on that.
There’s also nitrous.io
Here is a question to piggyback on the existing question. Would it be better to learn on a Linux, Windows, or Mac machine if this is a career move? Basically, if I’m a Windows guy and I’m making a career change to web development, should I make the investment to Mac and get use to the hardware/ecosystem? Or will I find that hardware is not skewed in one direction or the other? I’ve heard that many programmers and developers use Macs.