Simple Question Where should I go as a beginner Java Programmer?

Simple Question Where should I go as a beginner Java Programmer?  I want to learn Java and I know Perl.  I don't have the money for classes and I get stuck on chapters in books.  Can everyone help me find the best sites, books, and the best ways to learn Java?  The points are low because when I get enough information it will not cost much for others to read it.
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vsinhaCommented:
The best site I have found is sun's site. I have yet to see better tutorials. Go to java.sun.com and follow the links to 'read about java' and 'tutorials'. More specifically use the link:
http://java.sun.com/docs/books/tutorial/index.html
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Nathan Stanford SrSenior ProgrammerAuthor Commented:
Hope your not to upset I want to get as many answers as I can... so I will reject several of  the frist answers.
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vsinhaCommented:
I am not upset. But a suggestion would be to have mentioned that before, otherwise someone could have possibly been upset.

I have seen other tutorials, but this is the best (in my view). If you want links to as many tutorials there are, let me know.
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jpk041897Commented:
As far as tutorial go, vsinha's answer is correct.

For articles and How do I's, I would suggest you look at:

http://www.javaworld.com/

and

http://developer.javasoft.com/servlet/SessionServlet?action=showLogin&url=/developer/index.html

And for about 20 online books, ranging from the tutorial to the advanced level go to:

http://www.mcp.com

And follow the Personal Bookshelf Link, register (free) and look at the programming and Web Programming sections.
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vsinhaCommented:
As far as books go you could also try:
www.developer.com --> reference --> library
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sdaxm11Commented:
try http://www.gamelan.com/

for free on-line books, links and examples
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To add a question to your's: Do enyone know where to download p-i-r-a-t-e-c-o-p-i-e-s of Javaprograms, such as for example R-o-a-s-t-e-r for Macintosh? If anyone knows please answer Here, or on my email: email_pal@hotmail.com
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