gh4z4nf4r wrote:fawad my java classes had just started thats why im puzzeled about the selection of tools. All i want to do is use the ones that will help me learn java and would also be suitable for my this new love i.e linux
gh4z4nf4r, Go with netbeans or forte (I prefer Netbeans). They work perfectly out of the box on both windows and GNU/Linux. I can safely say that Netbeans will last you at least 2 semesters. It's very good for RAD and integrates very nicely with standard java tools (ANT, Tomcat, Xerces etc.).