I'm pretty stubborn persistant at times. I've been trying to get Ruby/Rails working on my Windows98 (I know, I know) OS.
InstantRails seems to work OK in that going to runs cookbook. But no fxri Interactive Ruby Help and irb Console (throws dll exception) and the Ruby Console only stays open for a fleeting moment.
I guess some of the problem may be cmd.exe vs. command.com
(also, the Apache log shows "exec() may not be safe" warnings)
Not the best situation for learning and development.
I have also tried a standalone Ruby/Gems/SciTE install with similar problems.

In any case, to get to the point, is anyone running Ruby/Rails on Windows98? It would encourage me to keep troubleshooting if I atleast knew that it is possible.