Instant Rails: Ruby, Rails, Apache, and MySQL package for Windows

Curt Hibbs has released Instant Rails for Windows. It’s a package of everything needed to get Ruby on Rails running on Apache and MySQL. It’s nicely done as just a single directory, so it doesn’t spread itself all over the system. It’s perfect for trying out Rails in no time at all.

If you’re on OS X, you should look into Locomotive. It’s a similar system for macheads.