Rails development on desktop Linux?

Check out RailsLive CD, it has all the essential tools for Rails
development on Linux. You have two options:

1. Boot RailsLiveCD from a CD.
2. Install VM ware player and run the RailsLiveCD.

I got the option two working after some struggle and help from the
creator of that product. Here is link:
http://bparanj.blogspot.com/2006/10/linux-railslivecd-and-vmware-player-on.html

Cool thing is that you can save all your work on a flash drive and
work on any machine.

Ubuntu 6.06, Vim text editor with many plugins, mongreal,
gnome-terminal

I am considering mr_guid right now.......