> I'm currently running Windows 98 (I don't need any more, so no reason to
> update) and the Ruby install comes with some documentation and FreeRIDE
> and SciTE editor. It seems FreeRIDE is the thing to use for basic stuff.
> So I open it and type in something basic (Print 'hello world') and run
> it.
>
Did you try SciTE?  As far as I remember, it worked out of the box
when I installed, no configuration needed.
Just open it, write a test command, save it with a .rb extension, and hit F5.

-Adam