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Old 2006-10-07, 09:15   Link #41
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If you are using firefox, try chatzilla. IT is a free extension built for firefox and supports most basic needs.
Chatzilla was built for the entire mozilla series of browers, not just firefox.

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A noob question what is irc clients? what does it do????
A program that allows you to connect to IRC (internet relay chat) networks so that you can talk with the other people who use the network.
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Old 2006-10-07, 10:55   Link #42
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I'm using ChatZilla ATM, but sometimes I just need more features at my explosal...
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Old 2006-10-08, 08:22   Link #43
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Chatzilla was built for the entire mozilla series of browers, not just firefox.


A program that allows you to connect to IRC (internet relay chat) networks so that you can talk with the other people who use the network.
I see, I thought that it can speed up the downloads..
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Old 2006-10-08, 10:57   Link #44
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I see, I thought that it can speed up the downloads..
It can if you can't use BitTorrent, and also depending on which country you're in (for example, if you're at a US university, you might probably get much faster speeds from IRC bots than from BT - like about 1 MB/s or so).

Another client you could try (for Windows) is Xchat, although the official version is trialware. There are several free versions though such as SilvereX and there used to be a comparison page at Wikipedia that might have gotten deleted.
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Old 2006-10-09, 06:11   Link #45
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It can if you can't use BitTorrent, and also depending on which country you're in (for example, if you're at a US university, you might probably get much faster speeds from IRC bots than from BT - like about 1 MB/s or so).

Another client you could try (for Windows) is Xchat, although the official version is trialware. There are several free versions though such as SilvereX and there used to be a comparison page at Wikipedia that might have gotten deleted.
So it can also download torent files like bittorrent?
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Old 2006-10-09, 13:46   Link #46
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Not at all. The IRC system is completely different, and is an alternative way of downaloading; some groups have people set up an IRC server 'bot' that sends files requested to the people who request them. Often, the speeds will be faster on IRC than torrenting, though mileage may vary.

The main disadvantage is that it's not a peer to peer system, so many people will be downloading only from a single server and if that goes down (due to too much access), the file becomes unavailable from that source.
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Old 2006-10-11, 16:31   Link #47
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Old 2006-10-13, 12:05   Link #48
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I assume you are using Windows, and in that case use X-Chat. http://silverex.org This guy makes a freeware Windows version of the free (for Linux) program X-Chat. It's full featured and I've always used it over Mirc, partly because it's free, bit mainly because I think it's a better program.
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Old 2006-10-13, 17:48   Link #49
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I assume you are using Windows, and in that case use X-Chat. http://silverex.org This guy makes a freeware Windows version of the free (for Linux) program X-Chat. It's full featured and I've always used it over Mirc, partly because it's free, bit mainly because I think it's a better program.
I second this; I think it's called X-Chat 2 or something. Remember to untick all of the scripting plugins if you don't have the language on your computer or they can cause the client to crash.
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Old 2007-10-12, 14:44   Link #50
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best irc client?

Hi,

I've never used IRC before. What's the best client? i use windows and kubuntu

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Old 2007-10-12, 14:55   Link #51
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Never used anything other then the normal one. Never saw a reason to switch. :O
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Old 2007-10-12, 15:28   Link #52
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mIRC is the most common client on Windows (I'm not claiming it's the best; but at least it's the best-known).

For Kubuntu I don't know.

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Never used anything other then the normal one. Never saw a reason to switch. :O
That's an extremely ambiguous comment. What the heck is the "normal one" when referring to an IRC client? You can replace "IRC client" with anything else and it still wouldn't make any sense.

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Old 2007-10-12, 15:30   Link #53
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Maybe he meant Kubuntu's IRC client, which I think would be good old X-Chat.
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Old 2007-10-12, 16:09   Link #54
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Pidgin. It's versatile (supports lots of different protocols, not only IRC), it has a really polished, friendly and well-organized GUI, and it's open source. It's the messaging client of choice for most of us Linux users... well, mostly GNOME users, I suppose KDE guys can use Kopete, but it was really buggy the last time I tried it.

EDIT: I just checked my openSUSE installation and GTK under KDE looks quite good (contrary to Qt under GNOME ), so I guess there won't be many integration problems.
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Old 2007-10-12, 16:13   Link #55
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mIRC is the most common client on Windows (I'm not claiming it's the best; but at least it's the best-known).

For Kubuntu I don't know.


That's an extremely ambiguous comment. What the heck is the "normal one" when referring to an IRC client? You can replace "IRC client" with anything else and it still wouldn't make any sense.

"What car do you drive?" -- "I never drive anything other than the normal one"
Oh I always had the impression mirc was the original. Never cared look further since it did its thing. D:
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Old 2007-10-12, 16:20   Link #56
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Oh I always had the impression mirc was the original. Never cared look further since it did its thing. D:
IRC is a protocol, and mIRC is a client program that communicates in that protocol. They are completely different entities and have completely different developers.

For KDE, I'd recommend Pidgin right away. If you're good at console-based stuff, then irssi has never failed me.

Trivia: AIM's protocol is actually called OSCAR.
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Old 2007-10-12, 16:23   Link #57
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One last thing: if you plan on installing Pidgin on any *buntu flavor, get it from GetDeb. It's not on the official repositories, and the Pidgin homepage only provides the download for the source code.
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Old 2007-10-12, 16:24   Link #58
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One last thing: if you plan on installing Pidgin on any *buntu flavor, get it from GetDeb. It's not on the official repositories, and the Pidgin homepage only provides the download for the source code.
So *that*'s why I've been having so much pain getting that on Ubuntu.
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Old 2007-10-12, 16:26   Link #59
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So *that*'s why I've been having so much pain getting that on Ubuntu.
Yes, the Pidgin developers have stated, somewhat confusingly, that it's the responsibility of each distro's community to provide their packaging... I'm not particularly fond of this policy myself, but whatever, compiling Pidgin from source is not something terribly difficult in my experience, either (I just did it today to upgrade from 2.1.0 to 2.2.1).
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Old 2007-10-12, 18:22   Link #60
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If I was using KDE I'd shy away from Pidgin. I like all my apps to be using the same toolkit for uniformity in form and function. Also pidgin isn't a great IRC client. X-Chat is a better GTK client.

Go with Konversation if you're using KDE. Its a really nice and simple graphical client. If you want something more complicated go with kvirc.

Personally I like irssi.
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