This week's giveaway is in the EJB and other Java EE Technologies forum. We're giving away four copies of EJB 3 in Action and have Debu Panda, Reza Rahman, Ryan Cuprak, and Michael Remijan on-line! See this thread for details.
I believe the /bin directory does make a difference, but I could be wrong. At least, my $JAVA_HOME includes it (per etc/profile on mdk 10) and java works fine for me. To clarify, I checked and I am running 1.4.2_04 as well. What distro/ kernel are you using? [ May 17, 2004: Message edited by: Jason Fox ]