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Ruby

Rails Stack, Ubuntu

I happen to be running Ubuntu 12.10 for the sake of getting use to a Unix environment before buying a Mac. The issue as it stands is that there's no Rails Installer for Ubuntu.

Any ideas, or will I have to go about installing the various tools separately?

Thanks in advance,

C.

3 Answers

James Barnett
James Barnett
39,199 Points

@Christopher -

You have to be a little more self-sufficient on Linux systems (such as Ubuntu) than you do on OS X.

Here's a blog post that will walk you through installing the rails stack under Ubuntu.

James Barnett
James Barnett
39,199 Points

In terms of learning Unix you might want to check out CLI Crash Course from the maker of this famous Learn Python the Hard Way course.

There's also Lynda.com's Unix for OS X course.

James Barnett
James Barnett
39,199 Points

You might be interested in trying out Linux Mint, it's Ubuntu-based distribution that is designed to "work out of the box" here's a blog post that compares Minut & Ubuntu.