don't be disappointed.
I have loved Java applications so far.
Now I tried the applets stuff. I also realized that the browsers (IE 5.5. and Netscape 4.75) have problems with applets compiled in jdk1.4.
So I tried to install the plugin in Netscape. I didn't get it running, instead of the jdk1.3.1 plugin installation.
The IE is not much better, there is not even a possibility to load or see at least the plugins.
The download of the VM fromMS is no fun.
So i jumped back to jdk1.3.1. applets until jdk 1.4 has settled.