I'm going to get into python and I was wondering if you guys could throw out some of the better IDE's for me to try out! I'm running XP 32 bit if that matters. Thanks!
Regarding NetBeans, it is an incredibly good IDE (esp for Java). However, there really isn't a very good reason for you to use an IDE at this point in time.
I would suggest using the Python interpretor until you've learned the language. Part of the appeal of a language like Python (or Lisp) is you can sit at the interpretor building things up in a "bottom up" style just adding things as you go along. Second, you'll eliminate having to learn an IDE in order to learn a language which can be a pita.