kpo has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

I'm kinda new to perlmonks, and still a novice perl programmer(1 yr. experience). Now, I've coded on both Linux and Win2k. I've been using Notepad and cmd to write/debug/run code... Im tired of it. Is there a good IDE out there in the free-affordable range? I've dl'ed the Komodo 1.2 trial version, looks awesome, but with no liscence, I can't REALLY try it out. I am still a student, so my liscence would only cost like $30...(unless I settle for Komodo 1.1, which is free) Any tips, suggestions, etc?