I'm trying to get into Linux more and I'd like to start programming for it. I have a decent background in Linux but not so much in C or C++. What I'd like to build is a RSS reader to be used in the Linux console. I'm debating on which language I should use. I know Java really well, but I kinda want to learn something new. Also, I don't want Java to be a dependency for my users. Whatever I choose to use, the project will be open source, so anybody can check it out and modify it however they want.