mIRC Alternatives for Linux
Pidgin is a chat program which lets you log into accounts on multiple chat networks simultaneously. This means that you can be chatting with friends on XMPP and sitting in an IRC channel at the same time.
- - Pidgin is the most popular Windows, Mac & Linux alternative to mIRC.
- - Pidgin is the most popular Open Source & free alternative to mIRC.
Opinions about Pidgin as a Alternative to mIRC
HexChat is an IRC client based on XChat for Linux , but unlike XChat it’s completely free for both Windows and Unix-like systems.
Comments about HexChat as a Alternative to mIRC
Open source, light and customizable, i recommend it3
Similar to Mirc but less complex0
Empathy is a messaging program which supports text, voice, video chat, and file transfers over many different protocols. You can tell it about your accounts on all those services and do all your chatting within one application.
Empathy is currently unmaintained. Last version, 3.25, released in August 2017, can be still downloaded from the official website.
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 conversations etc. Even file transfers are possible.
XChat for Linux FeaturesDiscontinued
The program is no longer updated. Last version, 2.8.8, released in May 2010, can be still downloaded from the official website.
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 of many IRC addicted developers around the world.
Comments about KVIrc as a Alternative to mIRC
Good features, very stable and free, aside from mIRC there's nothing better out there.0
It's free, has certain nice extra features and a better scripting language.1
Quassel IRC is a modern, cross-platform, distributed IRC client based on the Qt5 framework. Distributed means that one (or multiple) client(s) can attach to and detach from a central core that stays permanently online -- much like the popular combination of screen and a...
WeeChat is a free chat client, fast and light, designed for many operating systems. It is highly customizable and extensible with scripts.
ChatZilla is a clean, easy to use and highly extensible Internet Relay Chat (IRC) client, built on the Mozilla platform, which provides all the usual features: multiple servers, a built-in list of standard networks, easy searching and sorting of available channels, logging, and...Discontinued
Discontinued since 2017. From their website: “With the release of Firefox 57 (Firefox Quantum), it is no longer possible for ChatZilla to work as an extension in Firefox.”
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 stack. In addition, making a new chatroom website is a simple as downloading the files and cloning the site.Discontinued
Last update on github made over 5 years (March 13, 2016).