This week's book giveaway is in the OCPJP forum. We're giving away four copies of OCA/OCP Java SE 7 Programmer I & II Study Guide and have Kathy Sierra & Bert Bates on-line! See this thread for details.
We have many different forums here; this one is for Enterprise computing, which is not where you're at yet. We have one forum especially for Java beginners here. I'm going to move your post there where it will get the proper attention.
The soul is dyed the color of its thoughts. Think only on those things that are in line with your principles and can bear the light of day. The content of your character is your choice. Day by day, what you do is who you become. Your integrity is your destiny - it is the light that guides your way. - Heraclitus
I agree with the consensus that you want to use a newer JDK like 1.4.2 or 1.5 (aka 5.0). In case you are not familiar with it, you can download the these versions at java.sun.com. My suspicion is that you are using such an old version becuase it was one supplied with a book on CD-ROM. (But that's just a guess).
And welcome to JavaRanch.
Joined: Jan 20, 2005
First i would like to thank all the members in this Group.I'm very much delighted to be assosiated with this group..