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Igor Mechnikov
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Hi Igor,

Go was originally designed as a systems programming language to succeed C, so there's nothing you can do in C that you can't do in Go---and Go is easier to write and maintain and is relatively speaking a safer language. However, right now Go doesn't have strong support for GUI programming or for mobile programming. It can certainly be used for low level systems programming---at least on Unix---but I'm not sure about device drivers.
 
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