I'm new to LINUX and would like some recommendations on books that will help me transfer my Java Project from a windows environment to a LINUX environment. I've used UNIX in a previous life, but I have yet to come across a reference that will help guide me through the setup of a "java environment" from scratch. (for example, what is the equivalent of the Windows CLASSPATH in LINUX?) Basically I need to install the JDK, Tomcat, Struts libraries, and Netbeans and would like some kind of high-level roadmap of what needs to be done/considered for a true development environment.
for example, what is the equivalent of the Windows CLASSPATH in LINUX?
CLASSPATH. See the JDK Release Documentation for how to set it. You should consult the documentation for your distribution. It will probably provide you with a JDK and Tomcat through a package manager. I've used Gentoo, SUSE and Ubuntu and they all had both available. I'm not sure about Netbeans, but you could always download it and install it in your home directory. Struts is part of your application and doesn't need to be "installed". Just put the .jar in the right place (just like on Windows). Your distribution probably has a forum or mailing list. Search those resources for people doing the same thing.