My friends who are starting with Rails usually ask  – how to install rails on “operating system of their choice”? And I end up searching for best tutorial for every operating system and sharing that link.  On a lazy tuesday morning, I decided to collect all the good links  and share it here.  If you think I am missing any OS or a great tutorial, suggest the link. Thanks.

Following the DRY (don’t repeat yourself)  principle, I am just putting the links of best tutorial (in my opinion) for every operating system.

Mac Official Rails Tutorials from Apple Developer Website – http://developer.apple.com/tools/rubyonrails.html
Leopard This is one of the most comprehensive tutorial on installing rails on Mac OS X 10.5(leopard)  http://hivelogic.com/articles/2008/02/ruby-rails-leopard
Ubuntu Installing Rails on Ubuntu Fiesty Fawn http://www.urbanpuddle.com/articles/2007/05/09/install-ruby-on-rails-on-ubuntu-feisty-fawn
Vista http://www.michaelwales.com/ruby-on-rails/installing-ruby-on-rails-on-windows-vista
Windows XP http://agilo.us/2009/03/15/rails-on-windows/
Windows 2003 http://kosmaczewski.net/2005/11/25/how-to-install-ruby-on-rails-in-windows-2003/
RedHat http://www.redhat.com/magazine/025nov06/features/ruby/
Solaris http://www.nowastedmoves.com/2009/geekery/installing-ruby-on-rails-on-solaris-10-1008-2/

Also check out cskruby optimized for the Sun Solaris Platform http://cooltools.sunsource.net/coolstack/

CentOS http://www.ruby-forum.com/topic/178186
Virtual PC http://www.grapethinking.com/installing-ubuntu-feisty-fawn-on-virtual-pc-to-run-ruby-on-rails

Yes, I know this is not a operating system

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