hi, i'm new to linux. I currently need to explore the linux platform for my project. i'm using Mandrake. i would like to know: - how to run .exe file on linux. - how to compile java on linux platform. There are a few jdk for linux( e.g. blackdown JDK, IBM JDK, Sun J2SE and Kaffe). May i know which to choose? Is it all of them are mostly the same, and i can pick anyone of them? thanks in advance.