Alternatives to LimeChat for all platforms with Open Source License

  • HexChat

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

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD PortableApps.com ... Xfce MacPorts XQuartz

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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 Windows Linux Self-Hosted

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  • irssi

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

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD Cygwin

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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...

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD PortableApps.com

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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...

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      The program is no longer updated.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

    Free Open Source Windows Linux

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  • ZeroChat

    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

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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...

    • Discontinued
      The last activity in the Smuxi project was in 2015

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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