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Old 02-06-2008, 11:52 AM   #1
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What is the best IRC client in Linux? Can someone give me a suggestion?


Hi,

I am new to Linux. For work, I need to use IRC sometime. Can any one tell me what is the best IRC client on Linux?

Many thanks.
Ray
 
Old 02-06-2008, 12:05 PM   #2
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Define "best". Personally, I like X-Chat.
 
Old 02-06-2008, 12:35 PM   #3
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Depends if you want a gui or command line. I think X-Chat is the best (perhaps only) irc client with a gui. For the command line I prefer irssi.
 
Old 02-06-2008, 12:51 PM   #4
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I prefer Irssi as well, it's very powerful and light. It does require a few moments of reading the documentation and is indeed text based (it's IRC after all), which may turn some people off. There's also a nice comparison of IRC clients at Wikipedia.
 
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mIRC under wine

Or XChat.
 
Old 02-07-2008, 05:55 AM   #6
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Irssi.

Because it supports a nice translating from utf-8 to iso-8859-1 and the other way round.

For chat addicts using SILC, ICQ, Jabber and IRC all at the same time: Gaim/Pidgin.
 
Old 02-07-2008, 10:26 AM   #7
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GAIM/Pidgin/Trillian are great for instant messaging, not so much for IRC.
 
Old 02-07-2008, 10:30 AM   #8
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Run irssi in screen and you can log right out of X and reattach it later.
 
Old 02-07-2008, 10:50 AM   #9
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GUI=konversation
text=irssi

But it is a matter of personal choice and opinion like asking what distro or any other app is best.
 
  


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