Simple right? If you are missing New Project Templates in Netbeans and you have started netbeans ever with IcedTea Java 7 - or any other "unsupported one" - first use only SUN Java as long as this error is not corrected to run netbeans. I do not know if this is an error in Iced Tea Java or in Netbeans and do not care too much anymore. To correct the problem completely delete ~/.netbeans/6.0/config/Modules and restart Netbenas with a Sun Java. This directory will be recreated and you can enjoy the newly available menus without loosing your settings.