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ubuntu - a great OS for Ruby developers!

ubuntu 10.4 "Lucid Lynx" has been released today and here is how to turn it into a sweet Ruby development environment:
1 – Installing Ruby (and Rails) on ubuntu
2 – Troubleshooting common Ruby ubuntu problems
3 – Be one with your command line!
4 – Make gedit better than any IDE ;)


thanks a lot, nice articlesstephen murdoch - April 29, 2010 21:58
lots of ruby-on-ubuntu open source apps: http://gnomecoder.wordpress.comrubyist - April 30, 2010 01:32
A developer on linux not using Vim or Emacs? You should be flogged ;) Have a look at RVM too.Anonymous Coward - April 30, 2010 03:41
I don't care, I will stay with Mac OS X ...Duffman - April 30, 2010 07:02
To be more accurate Ubuntu is not an OS.
GNU/Linux Is the OS.
Ubuntu is an OS with some softwares.

As experienced softaware developper and system administrator I use ArchLinux. It is more a matter of choice.

The nice thing with Ubuntu is that it can help newbies to jump into the GNU/Linux world. But once you get more confident with Unix systems you would certainly something less artificial.Electron-libre - April 30, 2010 18:51
[..] Ubuntu is not an OS. [..]
Ubuntu is an OS [..]

Well that cleared it up :-)PeterCooper - May 01, 2010 08:53
Ubuntu almost has the hardware integration I have come to expect when using my macbook compared to OS X. As far as desktop ruby dev machines go, Ubuntu is the best for development. All of the servers I deploy to run Ubuntu so it kind of makes sense to use it for development as well. Ubuntu's apt package manager is WAY better than Fink, Macports, or Home brew.

I like Textmate, but by its self, it should not be the only reason to use a Mac.Sean McCleary - May 04, 2010 01:24
I have been building rails applications on linux for two years. Emacs and Vim have excellent rails support (abbreviations, file hopping, terminal integration, syntax highlighting, auto-completion, even intellisense)

All of my rails deployments are on Linux servers so it seemed logical that I should develop my web apps on Linux.Zepalesque - May 04, 2010 03:18

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