What is IRC?
Internet Relay Chat (IRC) is a form of real-time Internet text messaging (chat) or synchronous conferencing. It is mainly designed for group communication in discussion forums, called channels, but also allows one-to-one communication via private message as well as chat and data transfer (including file sharing).
Read more on it: Wikipedia
In different operating systems, the most popular clients are:
- Windows: HexChat, mIRC*, Miranda IM, Trillian, Pidgin.
- Unix and Linux: irssi, XChat, Konversation, Pidgin, and the traditional ircII and derivatives.
* HexChat: This is the free version of XChat built from source for windows.
* mIRC: For those connecting with mIRC, you will need to visit this link and make your client SSL compatible. It’s rather simple.
Connect with the details above and say hi .