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Excedio
April 3rd, 2009, 04:43 AM
....an IRC and how do I go about joining one?

overdrank
April 3rd, 2009, 04:46 AM
This may help InternetRelayChat (https://help.ubuntu.com/community/InternetRelayChat)

Excedio
April 3rd, 2009, 04:51 AM
This may help InternetRelayChat (https://help.ubuntu.com/community/InternetRelayChat)


Thanks. :p

ubuntu27
April 3rd, 2009, 05:13 AM
The new generation!

When I started using the Internet for the first time in the 1990's, everyone I knew knew know how to use the IRC. And they always used it, even the newbies.

People who didn't have a computer or internet at home will go to the Internet Cage and start chatting on a IRC on a WIndows OS. The software that they all used was mIRC (http://www.mirc.com/) (still available)


I am really surprised about this. I am still young, I am less than 25 years old, but it seems that there already is a generational gap ><;


Maybe that was not how it was in other parts of the world...

Kareeser
April 3rd, 2009, 06:17 AM
21 here. I did not grow up with IRC... it was about my time when social networking sites began to start-up... like AsianAvenue, Friendster...

Also, ICQ, MSN, AIM, and Y!M came onto the scene around then too.

These basically took almost all of the irc "market share" away :)

t'is a past era now.

MikeTheC
April 3rd, 2009, 06:19 AM
Hey, what about two tin cans and a piece of string?

Or walkie-talkies?

ubuntu27
April 3rd, 2009, 07:18 AM
Hey, what about two tin cans and a piece of string?

Or walkie-talkies?

Don't kinder-gardeners play with two tin cans and a piece of string anymore? :p


21 here. I did not grow up with IRC... it was about my time when social networking sites began to start-up... like AsianAvenue, Friendster...

Also, ICQ, MSN, AIM, and Y!M came onto the scene around then too.

These basically took almost all of the irc "market share" away :)

t'is a past era now.


True, true. ^^

How time flies..

Johnsie
April 3rd, 2009, 10:07 AM
Well, we were all introduced to irc at one stage or another. This is just his time.

It's nice to know that some people still actually use it. I mainly use it for the #ubuntu when I need free tech support.

adamlau
April 3rd, 2009, 10:34 AM
22 here. And I did grow up with IRC. How else is one to network with the rest of the Linux literate outside of the forums? Cracks and hacks :) and often immediate resolutions to system troubles. IRC was part of the past and continues to be part of the present. I use AOL, Yahoo! MSN and GTalk as well. But they can never replace the group audience of hardcore IRC enthusiasts. No way. Not even close.

Sealbhach
April 3rd, 2009, 10:52 AM
This tutorial is handy. He uses Gaim, but use Pidgin, it's the same thing.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zooiLKgGCpg



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Excedio
April 3rd, 2009, 12:10 PM
The new generation!

When I started using the Internet for the first time in the 1990's, everyone I knew knew know how to use the IRC. And they always used it, even the newbies.

People who didn't have a computer or internet at home will go to the Internet Cage and start chatting on a IRC on a WIndows OS. The software that they all used was mIRC (http://www.mirc.com/) (still available)


I am really surprised about this. I am still young, I am less than 25 years old, but it seems that there already is a generational gap ><;


Maybe that was not how it was in other parts of the world...

I'm actually 25 as well. But in the past I was not nearly as much into computers as I am now. I am a fairly new Geek. :D

I grew up on Juno email, then AOL. So I never knew what IRC was since I had the AOL chat rooms. A/S/L anyone?


This tutorial is handy. He uses Gaim, but use Pidgin, it's the same thing.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zooiLKgGCpg

I'll check this out since I use Pidgin also. Thanks.