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A big factor of me booting to windows is that I have to use mIRC....

Now, I would like to completely eliminate that by installing an IRC client on ubuntu. The only problem is that I do not know any good clients....

Maybe I could use WINE + mIRC??

I don't really trust WINE....

So.... Any good IRC clients for ubuntu out there?
    
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post #2 of 19
xchat is good, and firefox (as well as chrome/chromium) have irc addons.
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ooohh xchat is pretty good.

But I guess I'd just remain with mIRC. It feels more comfortable.
    
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post #4 of 19
xchat is the best IRC client for Linux I've ever come across. I used it on Windows as well.
post #5 of 19
xchat is alright, but I haven't had any problems with mirc in wine. Even custom dlls to change things such as the window icon worked fine in wine. Tested in ubuntu 10.04 and open SUSE personally. I probably would have used xchat if I didn't already know so much about scripting in mIRC.
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post #6 of 19
xchat is pretty good.
You could try pidgin if you're brave tongue.gif
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post #7 of 19
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Originally Posted by beers;12467243 
xchat is pretty good.
You could try pidgin if you're brave tongue.gif

Why do you say that? The only problem I have with pidgin is setting font size because I tun it in KDE but it is just better than Kopete because Pidgin handles Google Chat and the Xfire plugin is great. Unless the KDE team has released a new version, Kopete works with Xfire but not well and there are a bunch of hoops to jump through to get Google support.

So what has happened to you with Pidgin ir what have you heard?
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post #8 of 19
There's not much point in using wine and a windows IRC client on a linux box when there are tons of open source linux apps designed specifically for IRC such as irssi. Combine irssi and znc (irc bouncer) or screen and you can not only have an IRC client you can login to from anywhere, but you will also be able to view room history if your client disconnects.
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post #9 of 19
Quote:
Originally Posted by enorbet2;12468463 
Why do you say that? The only problem I have with pidgin is setting font size because I tun it in KDE but it is just better than Kopete because Pidgin handles Google Chat and the Xfire plugin is great. Unless the KDE team has released a new version, Kopete works with Xfire but not well and there are a bunch of hoops to jump through to get Google support.

So what has happened to you with Pidgin ir what have you heard?

I love Pidgin but the IRC implementation doesn't feel 'natural' to the program.
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post #10 of 19
mIRC? Dear gawd, that's probably the worst IRC client I've ever seen. I'd rather attempt to speak the wire protocol (and I have done in the past).

That said, today I use xchat, which itself has plenty of (superior) scripting options. smile.gif
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