Alternatives to XChat for Linux for all platforms with Open Source 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...

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

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

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Polari

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

    Free Open Source Linux GNOME

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  • Konversation

    Konversation is an IRC client which gives you speedy access to Freenode network's channels, where you will find support for most distributions.

    Free Open Source Linux

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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...

    • 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

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux SeaMonkey Firefox

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  • LimeChat

    LimeChat is an IRC client for Windows, Mac OS X and iOS. Features Can connect to multiple servers in a window By key operation was rich, achieve a sense of...

    Free Open Source Mac Windows iPhone iPad

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  • Qwebirc

    qwebirc is a web based AJAX IRC client.

    • QwebIRC is a web app, requiring a web server and running server side. While it is great for web site owner and IRC server hosts, it is not a desktop IRC client. Guest • Mar 2016 Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Windows Linux BSD Self-Hosted

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