The best OS to use for Ruby if you are using Rails is the same OS as the
server you are developing on to reduce the possibility to encounter
incompatibility bugs.

For example if you are using Ubuntu Server 16.04 for your
production/staging environments your best bet is to choose Ubuntu Desktop
16.04.

Another good option if you don't want/like Linux have a good machine or you
are not using an IDE is to use Vagrant that has Ubuntu Server (or whatever
you choose for your box) and you map a local folder to that server.
That way you only run your console commands in your Vagrant box and you
code in your host OS (which for example can be Windows).

If you are starting and you want to get better and more skilled (but have
to learn more and go through some growing pains) I would suggest to go with
a Linux distro for your development environment, that way you will be well
equipped to deal with server issues when those will appear.

Cheers, Bud.
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