How do I get started?

I am a newbie to Ruby on Rails, and I am really interested in learning it in depth. I have dabbled in HTML, CSS, and JavaScript at w3schools and similar sites, and I am wondering what really got you guys started programming rails applications from scratch. What is the best way to learn the rails quickly? Thanks

Work right through a good tutorial such as, which is
free to use online. Don't use Windows, use Linux (eg Ubuntu) or Mac.
Install ruby and rails using rvm (or possibly rbenv, I don't have
experience of that). Also read through the Rails Guides.