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bionnaki
November 3rd, 2005, 07:39 AM
I normally use xchat, but I'm wondering what else is out there. just curious - what do ya'll use & recommend?

So, what do guys like?

Lovechild
November 3rd, 2005, 07:43 AM
xchat-gnome. the superior choice.

Kuolio
November 3rd, 2005, 07:56 AM
irssi

It's just too damn flexible, controllable, scriptable and stylish.

Orunitia
November 3rd, 2005, 07:56 AM
xchat-gnome. the superior choice.


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welsh_spud
November 3rd, 2005, 08:28 AM
Gaim, because everyone I know is using MSN at the same time...

BWF89
November 3rd, 2005, 11:46 AM
ChatZilla because it's integrated with my browser.

Brunellus
November 3rd, 2005, 03:25 PM
XChat Gnome.

runner-up: irssi

vassie
November 3rd, 2005, 04:09 PM
Xchat for me

Ben

KingBahamut
November 3rd, 2005, 04:21 PM
Xchat, Konversation, Epic, Irssi, BitchX....take your pick. Ive used and use them all depending on which situation im in.

majikstreet
November 3rd, 2005, 10:06 PM
whatever xchat ubuntu comes with.
I've used BitchX, irssi, and gaim for IRC, but I like GUI ones and gaim is just too basic.

-m

claydoh
November 4th, 2005, 02:22 AM
I like Konversation, though Xchat is pretty universal

kvidell
November 4th, 2005, 02:24 AM
I'm a bitchx kind of guy.
I have a few open right now in a screen session on my friend's BSD server in California :) The client has a 140 day uptime.
- K

Zensunni
November 4th, 2005, 10:26 AM
Nobody uses Mirc anymore? I don't ever chat online, but when I did, it was mirc. Is it pretty much obsolete now?

A-star
November 4th, 2005, 10:34 AM
Nobody uses Mirc anymore? I don't ever chat online, but when I did, it was mirc. Is it pretty much obsolete now?
Well Mirc is not a native client for linux, you can run it through wine, but most people prefer a native linux client.

Breaks
November 4th, 2005, 10:53 AM
Yeah id have to say konversation is the better looking of all the irc clients that ive used i must say, but right now im using xchat myself.

mpettitt
November 4th, 2005, 11:00 AM
I'm a fan of Konversation, apart from the resizing it does to itself if you start getting lagged out. On Windows (main box is Kubuntu, laptop is WinXP so as not to scare clients too much) I use a third party xchat build. How about that for contrary :-)

landotter
December 16th, 2005, 04:11 PM
Xchat with transparency, hidden menu and userbar--so it's nice and compact.

Tried Xchat-gnome and don't really see an improvement--I mean--there's no way to graphically join a channel (server--join channel) other than editing the autojoin list. Not a big deal for me, it's just a matter of /j #*, but how is this better and simpler for the novice? Some of the conventional IRC terms have been renamed. A pointless project, imho, but if somebody wants to code it, by all means, hack away.

The Xchat Windows issue is a non-issue, there are several free builds out in the wild that work great.

I really couldn't care less if Xchat doesn't fit the Gnome HIG 100%--it's close enough and works well.

I also use Gaim for IRC and it's just fine.

Don't see the need for console clients unless you're a power user, I just gab and send the odd file, so gui goodness works fine.

arpunk
December 16th, 2005, 04:17 PM
irssi all the way. I love the screen + ssh + irssi combination, its awesome and it fits my needs. I like x-chat too but its not as flexible as irssi.

kaamos
December 16th, 2005, 04:21 PM
irssi. the others don't come even close.

bonus: the original author is finnish
2xbonus: as is the original developer of irc

no need to go to the kernel yet.. :D

dabear
December 16th, 2005, 04:23 PM
Xchat with some custom pythonsripts (sets |a on my nick when I'm gone, and autojoins predefined channels on startup). xchat is just so customizable:D

arpunk
December 16th, 2005, 04:26 PM
Double post, sorry.

arpunk
December 16th, 2005, 04:28 PM
irssi. the others don't come even close.

bonus: the original author is finnish
2xbonus: as is the original developer of irc

no need to go to the kernel yet.. :D
:KS damn right!

BWF89
December 16th, 2005, 04:42 PM
I used to use XChat until they made it Shareware.

Now I use the ChatZilla plugin for Firefox. Works great.

Kvark
December 16th, 2005, 05:07 PM
Nobody uses Mirc anymore? I don't ever chat online, but when I did, it was mirc. Is it pretty much obsolete now?
Plenty of people still use mirc, it's the best irc client for windows next after the unofficial windows versions of xchat. But there is no linux version of mirc so people here prolly won't use it.

I use xchat, it just has such a functional, easy, nice and loveable user interface. :D

redgilda
December 18th, 2005, 03:55 PM
Im wondering - do all of the clients that u mention support downloading the files from irc servers? (like fserves). because for now I use Kopete for chatting (and it does support IRC, but i was not able to dload anything thru it).

so im basically looking for a user-friendly soft to get files from irc... ? i guess ill try them all one by one, but any suggestions appreciated ;-)

bonzodog
December 18th, 2005, 04:33 PM
I use Xchat primarily, but I have found a very nice NCurses client called 'Rhapsody'

You can find it here;

http://rhapsody.sourceforge.net/




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M3ta7h3ad
December 18th, 2005, 05:10 PM
teknap (on both windows and linux) has the advantage of being a damn good p2p client if you can be arsed to get to know it :)

Been using it for years now :) however not recently due to no support for blowfish encryption plugins. XChat is the one im forced to use :(

qalimas
December 18th, 2005, 06:20 PM
Either Gaim or Opera, whatever I'm in the mood for. Opera most of the time.

Kimm
December 18th, 2005, 09:04 PM
Gaim, it has everything I need.

spdl
December 18th, 2005, 09:07 PM
Xchat and BitchX.

And Gaim for my Instant Messenger needs.

serenity
December 18th, 2005, 09:12 PM
my favorite is probablly VisualIRC, but that's Windows only


on Ubuntu i usually use XChat

but i like the Chatzilla firefox extension too