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Ruby Installing a Ruby Development Environment Installing a Ruby Development Environment Installing the Treehouse VM on Windows

why i need a VM?? can i use rails, with railsInstaller? and admin rails from Cmder???

why i need a VM?? can i use rails, with railsInstaller? and admin rails from Cmder???

2 Answers

James demby
James demby
10,296 Points

Just put a question on the Mac one by mistake.

For going the virtual machine route. Do I still need to do this stuff? http://teamtreehouse.com/library/installing-a-ruby-development-environment/installing-a-ruby-development-environment/installing-ruby-on-windows

I am running into issues with the to-do-list app from the ruby track, so I am trying to go back and just do pure VM to fix this windows business.

It is not clear to me how to do set up like that.

Maciej Czuchnowski
Maciej Czuchnowski
36,441 Points

Best thing to do under Windows in my opinion (worked for me for the last year): install your own VMWare Player (free), make a bootable Linux Ubuntu or Mint USB/CD and install it on the VMWare Player and then set up your own environment under Linux (there are very simple and clear tutorials for this online). This will give you some important benefits:

  • you will work under Unix system, so you will be able to follow 99% of tutorials (most of them are on Mac, which is still a Unix-based system)
  • you will get less problems and more support from people online - Windows Rails development is simply a pain and most people don't use Windows, so they won't be able to help you much
  • you can experiment as much as you want, clone your machines, delete them etc.