Alternatives to Quassel IRC for all platforms with any license

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    HexChat

    HexChat is an IRC client based on XChat for Linux , but unlike XChat it’s completely free for both Windows and Unix-like systems. HexChat was...

    Open Source Windows Linux BSD PortableApps.com Xfce

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    Miranda IM

    Miranda IM is the smaller, faster, easier instant messenger with support for multiple protocols. Designed from the ground-up to be resource efficient while still...

    Open Source Windows PortableApps.com

  • mIRC icon

    mIRC

    mIRC is a popular Internet Relay Chat client used by millions of people, and thousands of organizations, to communicate, share, play and work with each other on IRC...

    Commercial Windows

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    irssi

    Irssi is a terminal based IRC client for UNIX systems. It also supports SILC and ICB protocols via plugins.

    Open Source Mac Linux Xfce

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    XChat for Linux

    XChat is an IRC chat program for both Linux and Windows. It allows you to join multiple IRC channels (chat rooms) at the same time, talk publicly, private one-on-one...

    Open Source Windows Linux

    • Discontinued The program is no longer updated. Last version, 2.8.8, released in May 2010, can be still downloaded from the official website.
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    KVIrc

    KVIrc is a free portable IRC client based on the excellent Qt GUI toolkit. KVirc is being written by Szymon Stefanek and the KVIrc Development Team with the contribution...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD PortableApps.com

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    Kiwi IRC

    A hand-crafted IRC client that you can enjoy. Designed to be used easily and freely. More friendly than other webirc clients giving the general public an easy option to...

    Open Source Web Self-Hosted Chrome

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    AdiIRC

    c#/csharp IRC CLient. AdiIRC stores all its settings in text files, this way you can grab the adiirc folder and put in on a usb device or external harddrive. Take all...

    Free Mac Windows Linux

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    Shout

    What is it? Shout is a web IRC client that you host on your own server. What features does it have? * Multiple user support * Stays connected even when you close...

    Open Source Web Self-Hosted

    • Discontinued Shout's development has stopped early 2016 and replaced by its official community fork: http://alternativeto.net/software/the-lounge/ . See https://github.com/erming/shout
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    Smuxi

    Smuxi is an irssi-inspired, flexible, user-friendly and cross-platform IRC client for sophisticated users, targeting the GNOME desktop. Smuxi is based on the...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

Quassel IRC Comments

Comment by monkeybear
about Quassel IRC and LimeChat · Jun 2011 · -2 Helpful

I may have dismissed this too quickly, but I think you have to sign up for an account at quassel-irc.org before being able to connect to IRC. Not happening. Too bad, it looked like a decent interface. I recommend LimeChat...

I use Quassel and haven't had to sign up for any account with them.

Quassel is self-hosted (client+core), no registration on any third-party service is necessary nor possible.
(Of course you may register on IRC networks you connect to.)

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