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Best Free IRC client

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doodleface

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Post Wed Feb 11, 2009 12:01 pm

Best Free IRC client

I wanted to see what people use as there Windows based or Linux based IRC client that is free. Also state what is appealing about it to you as well as input you might have about the security of the application.

I currently use Xchat as my client for Windows, I like it because it has all the functionality of Mirc and its free. I am not aware of anything that is negative from a security standpoint of Xchat, but I would love to hear what everyone has to say about it.
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Post Wed Feb 11, 2009 12:23 pm

Re: Best Free IRC client

When it's just for chat - I use Chatzilla - the Mozilla Firefox Add-on. When I need more features, i prefer to use mIRC. And finally, when I don't have any of these tools / application, or when I just want to promote our IRC chat , I just use a web based ajax IRC Client. So to summarize:
  • mIRC
  • Chatzilla, and
  • Web based Ajax IRC Client
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Post Wed Feb 11, 2009 1:47 pm

Re: Best Free IRC client

I don't always IM, but when I do... it's Pidgin.  ::)

http://www.pidgin.im/

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Post Wed Feb 11, 2009 2:13 pm

Re: Best Free IRC client

I use mIRC usually for irc purposes and Pidgin for IM.
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don

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Post Wed Feb 11, 2009 2:23 pm

Re: Best Free IRC client

Oops. Read that wrong. mIRC, too.

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Post Wed Feb 11, 2009 9:01 pm

Re: Best Free IRC client

I prefer mIRC also but it isn't free.  It's well worth $20 though.

http://www.mirc.com/register.html
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Post Wed Feb 11, 2009 10:16 pm

Re: Best Free IRC client

Hrmmm true enough. I'd likely fall back to chatzilla if it absolutely had to be free.

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