Internet Relay Chat – IRC
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.
https://webchat.freenode.net/ web based irc client for freenode
cannachat-msvc beta client for windows users
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/netpipe/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 Code::Blocks
3D Scriptable IRC client
Irrlicht based, with bitmap fonts based on libircclient or libcommuni and QT/Irrlicht integration.