If you do use Windows I really recommend reading
http://rubyonwindows.blogspot.com/

Orchestrating all these rich and hugely powerful applications (eg
putting all your Itunes items in formatted spreadsheets) just seems such
an exciting way to use Ruby, generally speaking with not many lines of
code, because you are leveraging (I'm English really) all the work of
many other programmers.

I'm assuming that for every Windows thing I mention there is an exact
analogue in the Linux and Mac worlds. I'm not supporting Windows itself,
just the principle of reusing software.

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