what a great site! i've just begun learning java and stumbled upon your site via a link at javalobby.com this post is to introduce myself (do folks really *do* that anymore?) my primary os is BeOS but since they don't have full java support yet (should be soon ) i've taken up the challenge and installed mandrake 7.2 linux on a spare partition. i've got the j2sdk1.3 installed and can write a little program with the "advanced editor", compile it, and run it. yippee! downloaded jEdit3.0.2 from sourceforge.com but can't get the dern thing to run... nice to be here.