In the late 80s and early 90s, one of the most popular means of communication in the network of networks was IRC (Internet Relay Chat), as it allowed a large number of people, from anywhere on the planet, to communicate and share ideas, comments, jokes or whatever quickly through text.
With the arrival of MSN, Yahoo Messenger, XMPP (Jabber), Gtalk, Facebook ... etc, IRC gradually lost its charm, and is normally used only by Hackers, Developers, Geeks, Nerds, that is, in a general way by people related to computers.
But it is still an excellent means of group communication. Even in FromLinux we have our own IRC server and of course, in the repositories you can find various applications to use this type of service.
Talking about each one of them would be impossible, as they have their particularities, advantages, disadvantages ... etc. That is why I leave you a table that I found in this site, where a large number of applications of this type are collected to GNU / Linux and Unix in general.
In addition to those shown in the table, many of which are included in the repositories of most of the current distributions, there are other alternatives such as Opera(the Navigator) which has native IRC support, and Chatzilla which can be used as a complement in Firefox. Or they can also use our webirc.
Also in console there are several applications that can serve us, highlighting among them IRSSI, which does not stop being powerful because it is run on a terminal:
Well, you know, if you want to access our IRC, share with us, talk, joke and have a good time, don't say you have no alternatives for it 😀
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