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Wizard-based installation for Windows, MaxOSX, Linux, OpenVMS and Solaris. Eclipse has binary compiled versions for several other operating systems and window managers.
Available individually (~30 MB) or as part of the JDK/Netbeans Cobundle (~80 Mb). Eclipse is approximately 60 MB without the JDK. No built-in support for struts and struts tags.
"Out of the box" JSP support. Including autocompleting of JSP syntax and tags. Slower performance compared to Eclipse
Automatic updating.
Tomcat integration with built in Tomcat server or connection to external server.
Simple filesystem usage.
Powerful debugging tools like the built in Tomcat server and HTTP monitor.
Free.