I also recently learned Rails and Ruby. I’ll share my experience.
In the beginning I started with Windows. I never had extensive
with Linux. I used the Rails Installer and, generally speaking,
worked as expected. It was, however, painfully slow. I have a powerful
machine, which made no difference.
Using the generators, running tests, etc… generally speaking, most
that ran on the command line would do so at a slow speed. It’s
but it becomes quickly painful, especially if you plan to do test driven
If your environment is Windows, try it out and see how it feels. If it
starts to hurt, switch to Linux like I have.
Another advantage to using Linux besides speed is a decent terminal. The
windows one is awful. Console 2 goes some way to help, but still falls
short of what’s available on Linux.