Superfly,

If you read the link, you'll see that "Instant Rails is a one-stop Rails 
runtime solution containing Ruby, Rails, Apache, and MySQL, all 
pre-configured and ready to run." That's it. Unzip into a directory, run 
the "InstantRails.exe" file to start everything and you're ready to 
develop. That simple. It's called "InstantRails" for a very good reason.

-Jim

Tj Superfly wrote:
> Do I actually need the other programs installed on my computer in order 
> for rails to work?
>