Thanks for the reply and sorry for the delay in responding.
Ok on Java being Evil, you seem to be confirming my first impressions
I installed the SDK as you suggested making a symlink to /usr/local/bin. Still no luck!
I tried to compile a Java program I found over at Linux.org (Omnibiff) but again no luck. And I still have no Java available to Browsers.
I think I am going to live with tis problem, I can always use my windows box to view Java web pages and there are plently of other programmes not written in Java.
I like perl better, download, install and use and none of the complications of Beans, Applets SDK's etc etc.
Just a point though, I think there may be a bug in the Red Hat 7.1 installer. I did ask it to install all the java stuff but this has not worked (it did in 7.0), I can not find any rpm's relating to Java on the CD's (Download images) so I'll ask the man in the Red Hat and post any answer back here (in case it is useful for anyone else).
Cheers again Jamie for the reply,