VM for Noobs

Hello All,

I'm giving a couple presentations/demos on an introduction to the RoR
framework. As I have been working on my presentation I thought it
would be nice to either have a VM that people could follow along with
me, or download and play around with on their own with out risk.

I had heard sometime back about the possibility of someone building a
Live Linux distro that would have everything set up for developing a
RoR site. But have not been able to find any information since the

My questions to the group are these:

If there is a live or VM project out there, where can I find any
information on this?

What features/packages/gems would you like to see installed for a

I wish I could afford to just give each of them a copy of the Agile
book. But I'm just a college student. (LOL)

So any help with this would be greatly appreciated.


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