I've installed Ubuntu 9.10 on VMWare, assigning 40GB HDD and 1GB RAM. Ubuntu 9.10 is much faster than previous version.
Compile and Install
First, installing Go. Create ~/bin/ directory and add that to PATH. Then follow the instruction on http://golang.org/doc/install.html I didn't have any issue at all.
After compiling Go lang, in $GOROOT directory, there are documents, samples, and syntax highlighting files for a few editors. I use VIM, and installed $GOROOT/misc/vim/go.vim file. Copy this file into ~/.vim/ directory. And edit ~/.vimrc file:
let mysyntaxfile = "/home/MY_USER/.vim/go.vim" syntax on set nu set ai set tabstop=4 set ruler set laststatus=2 set showmode set expandtab let loaded_matchparen=1(First two lines are for go lang.)
Documents, Tutorials, Sample code
In $GOROOT/doc, the documents -- tutorial, document on Go memory, specification, FAQ, Go Course (day1-3) PDFs, effective go, and sample code are all there. No need to download from the site separately.
... More on Go lang later.