Alternatives to XChat for Linux for all platforms with Free License

  • 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...

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

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    • Based off of the XChat codebase. Updated and actively developed. It is a near "drop in" replacement. Guest • Mar 2016 Disagree   Agree
  • irssi

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

    Free Open Source Mac OS X Windows Linux BSD Cygwin

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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

    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 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...

    Free Open Source Web Self-Hosted Chrome

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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...

    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: http://alternativeto.net/software/the-lounge/ . See https://github.com/erming/shout
  • 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 Windows Wine

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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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  • Chatzilla

    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...

    Free Open Source Mac OS X Windows Linux SeaMonkey Firefox

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    • While not a drop in replacement, ChatZilla is lighter and installs as a browser add-on. It is HTML5 based and will run on any platform that has a Mozzila-Based Browser that uses XPI extensions, such as Firefox. (This includes several Mobile platforms.) Guest • Mar 2016 Disagree   Agree
  • 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...

    Free Open Source Mac OS X Windows Linux

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  • Polari

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

    Free Open Source Linux GNOME

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  • Mibbit

    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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