Internet Relay Chat
Some of the oldest and best way to chat online. provides file sending , secure communication, ASCII art and colors and lots of fun ways to script interaction.
Servers And Channels
if you like to be secure use ssl here is a portlist
use /join /help /list commands in the input boxes
EFNET – /server -ssl irc.choopa.net/9999
FREENODE – /server -ssl chat.freenode.net/6697
- #bash – great place to get bash scripting help/advice
- #tinycorelinux – very small and fast linux distribution
- #electronics – general electronics discussion.
- #reprap – 3d printers
- #linuxcnc – CNC stuff
- #hackaday – great place to post a project idea or ask a question about arduino projects
https://github.com/tecan/xchat-rt << my modified version of xchat with some of the hexchat enhancements.
thunderbird actually has pretty good irc client aswell now.
2 based on libircclient compiles for windows and linux using codeblocks
3D Scriptable IRC client
Irrlicht based, with bitmap fonts based on libircclient or libcommuni and QT/Irrlicht integration.