Now, my question is--- what version of Java should I use? Most of my Java experience in the past was with 1.0.x, and later in 1.1.x. I've never written any Java2 stuff (1.2.x or 1.3.x) .
Linux and FreeBSD both seem to have beta, decent, and/or maintained ports of each of these JDKs, so all seem like a fine choice.
Which should I use? Going out to eat now..... I want to start programming when I get back. :-P