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Old 06-29-2005, 11:27 AM   #1
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Question Linux alternative to mIRC


Greetings all,

I have been messing with linux on and off for a couple of years so I guess I know a little. I am running redhat 9 and I am looking for a IRC client that is pretty close to the feature set of mIRC. I don't really know if I want to use WINE, but if I can't find something that has the features, I will probably have to install it. Does anyone know if mIRC works with the latest WINE? Also, is there another IRC client out there for linux that is as feature-rich as mIRC? I spend a lot of time on IRC so having a good client is important to me. Thanks.
 
Old 06-29-2005, 11:59 AM   #2
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If you don't mind scripting features Konversation ( http://konversation.kde.org ) is pretty good but then again I am a biased Konversation developer
 
Old 06-29-2005, 12:00 PM   #3
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RH9? why are you running an old system? You might face problems with getting programs to work- but make your own choices.

http://freshmeat.net/search/?q=mIRC&...&Go.x=0&Go.y=0
the top two look to be the most useful

as to wine:
http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q...=Google+Search

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Old 06-29-2005, 12:43 PM   #4
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Thanks for the replies. I am using an old system due to the lack of support for my promise 20276 IDE RAID controller in the 2.6 kernel. I will take a look at what you have posted. I am sure I will work something out with it.
 
Old 06-29-2005, 01:15 PM   #5
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I found this page
 
Old 06-29-2005, 01:43 PM   #6
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xchat seems like a fairly standard one, and has the usual features one would expect. It is well developed too so it should be available for whatever distro package system you want.
http://www.xchat.org/
 
Old 06-29-2005, 01:48 PM   #7
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Also try, Gaim ... it has a good environment, and Xchat is a good sub to mIRC.
 
Old 06-29-2005, 03:09 PM   #8
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mIRC under wine? never tried that, but xchat is excellent.

does mIRC have anything that xchat lacks??
 
Old 07-23-2005, 02:34 AM   #9
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no offense but xchat and gaim suck compared to mIRC.
 
Old 07-23-2005, 03:52 AM   #10
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Originally posted by datu
no offense but xchat and gaim suck compared to mIRC.
Why? I actually prefers xchat over mIRC, in my windows days I always preferred Xchat over mIRC (2-3 years ago) Nowadays you have to pay to run it on MS Windows tough.
 
Old 07-23-2005, 04:07 AM   #11
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no offense but xchat and gaim suck compared to mIRC.
Whats wrong with Gaim? granted it doesn't have a ton of features for IRC but one window for AIM/IRC/etc is a hell of a trade off
 
Old 07-23-2005, 04:17 AM   #12
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I think gaim for irc really lacks so many options. First you need an extension for nickserv commands. You can't autojoin, no scripts etc. Or is there a plugin/extension for that? Best I saw so far was bitchx. It's command line though

Though the kde ones were okay as well but kde looks ugly but that could be my themes.
 
  


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