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James demby10,296 Points
If using the VM do I need to install ruby? I did vagrant ssh and within the vm did "ruby -v" it showed me a version.
If it shows me one I guess I am okay as long as I am ssh'ed into that VM right?
Hi James -
The VM has everything pre-installed, so you should be good to go.
I used to use the treehouse VM on a Windows laptop, but I migrated to a linux machine, because of problems with the VM. I experienced connection and lag issues when using the VM. Also, I ran into problems installing a gem. The system would not install the gem. After I natively install my Rails/Ruby development environment on Linux everything works great. I should have gone the Linux route in the beginning! That was my experience. The VM may work just fine for you. I just thought I'd share what I went through trying to use the VM on my Windows box.
Best of luck!
James, I neglected to answer one part of your question. You also asked if I ran my Rails environment on a new computer or via dual boot. I dual boot my system so I can use Linux Ubuntu for development and Windows when I need it.