Rust can be used for a variety of applications like networking, game dev, or anything else, on the web (using webassembly), embedded systems, etc.
Installing rust is very easy. It uses toolchain management tool called
Just run this command to install rust:
curl --proto '=https' --tlsv1.2 -sSf https://sh.rustup.rs | sh
After following the setups it provides, it most likely added rust in your
PATH environment variable. Refresh the current terminal environment, and run
rustc --version, if it fails, then try adding
~/.cargo/bin to your path manually.
rustup update once in a while to be up to date.