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 127.0.0.1:3001 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.