New to rails, advice?

Okay so I want to make some rails apps, simple blogs and stuff to learn how to make websites etc.
But I hear Windows is hell for rails to work on.
Should I move my desktop over to Ubuntu or some other Linux distribution?
Also what is a good tool to start developing rails? I'm only a beginner.
Any suggestions

Thanks

Okay so I want to make some rails apps, simple blogs and stuff to learn how to make websites etc.
But I hear Windows is hell for rails to work on.
Should I move my desktop over to Ubuntu or some other Linux distribution?

Yes, in my opinion.
I started using Ubuntu, initially because I wanted to use Rails, but
very soon realised how great it is to feel in control of one's machine
again and now only very rarely use Windows. You can set your machine
up to dual boot Win/Ubuntu or you could run Ubuntu in a virtual
machine under windows (VMWare or VirtualBox for example).
I recommend using rvm to install ruby/rails in Ubuntu, others prefer rbenv.

Also what is a good tool to start developing rails? I'm only a beginner.

Have a look at the tutorial at railstutorial.org, which is free to use
online. In fact don't just have a look at it, work right through it,
including doing the exercises. That will show you the basics of
rails.

Colin

To second Colin, I have just acquired in the past 2 months a Toshiba
Kirabook, which is my first windows machine since Win98. It was a snap to
load on VirtualBox and then I installed Linux Mint as a full desktop on
VirtualBox.

In addition, I've been using Macs for years with VirtualBox + Vagrant to
install a linux server based upon Ubuntu Server or Debian which is the
preferred environment for the work projects I'm on. I use a local editor
(Emacs in my case) and all tests and such run on the virtual machine.