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  • HexChat icon


    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...

    Free Open Source Windows Linux BSD Xfce ... MacPorts XQuartz

  • mIRC icon


    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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    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...

    Free Open Source Windows Linux

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    • Discontinued The program is no longer updated.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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    Quassel IRC

    Quassel IRC is a modern, cross-platform, distributed IRC client based on the Qt4 framework. Distributed means that one (or multiple) client(s) can attach to and detach...

    Free Open Source Mac OS X Windows Linux Self-Hosted

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  • KVIrc icon


    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...

    Free Open Source Mac OS X Windows Linux BSD

  • Kiwi IRC icon

    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...

    Free Open Source Web Self-Hosted Chrome

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    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 Windows Wine

  • Shout icon


    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...

    Free Open Source Web Self-Hosted

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    • Discontinued Shout's development has stopped early 2016 and replaced by its official community fork: . See
  • Smuxi icon


    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...

    Free Open Source Mac OS X Windows Linux

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  • Textual icon


    Textual is the world's most popular application for interacting with Internet Relay Chat (IRC) chatrooms on OS X. Textual includes two elegantly designed light...

    Commercial Mac OS X

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  • Polari icon


    Polari is an Internet Relay Chat (IRC) client designed for GNOME 3.

    Free Open Source Linux GNOME

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  • ZeroChat icon


    An IRC-like internet chatroom hosted on ZeroNet, a distributed network. 0rc is a fully distributed website, and messages are shared through peers using the ZeroNet...

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux Web Self-Hosted ... Python JavaScript ZeroNet

  • Mibbit icon


    No Java, no flash. With Mibbit, chatting online is easy, just choose your nickname and press go! No sign-up is required and you can use it from wherever you are with...

    Free Web

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irssi Comments

Comment by Terminalbash
about irssi · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

Once you get past the initial set up and configure it to your liking its beautiful. It grows on you and i like irc this way it feels more like i am in cyberspace for some reason i suppose it feels authentic