I have been using Eclipse for quite some time to program. I have been told that NetBeans is a little better. The problem that I am having is that I can't figure out how to get a program into NetBeans for further programming.
Netbeans does have a plugin Eclipse Project Importer, I don't know if it's part of the standard install and I have not used it personally. You might want to look at it if you have several projects in Eclipse. Plugins are managed through the Tools > Plugins menu.