IRC (Internet Relay Chat) is something that, if you stay online long enough, you will have to fool around with. It's a real-time internet chat where users chat with each other in channels which are located on a server (which house hundreds if not thousands of different channels). It's often the fastest way to get in touch with another person on Putera community since many idles the IRC, which is not the case with the forum.
What you need to know about IRC
-Users with @ beside their name are channel admin, operators and owner respectively.
-Users with + beside their name are "voiced" users. Voice is a status given to users by half-operators or admins.
-Users with no symbol beside their names are (most likely) normal users.
This is a list of the best IRC clients available.
One of the easiest clients to use, if you use Firefox. Since its a Firefox plug-in, it should work on any operating system. If you want a simple, clean IRC client to get in and out, ChatZilla will work fine.
Follow this link.Then just hit the big green button that says "Add to Firefox". Give it permission to install, let Firefox restart, and it's installed. To use, just go to the "Tools" drop down menu in Firefox and select "ChatZilla".
Pidgin is a multi-protocol instant messaging program. It supports many common IM protocols out of the box (such as Messenger, AIM, Yahoo, ICQ, etc.), and it also supports the IRC protocol.
* Pidgin Homepage
* Pidgin On Wikipedia
*IDK,but i got my pidgin crashed each time I try to joinin irc channel.
The Opera browser comes with an inbuilt IRC chat client. It's fairly similar to ChatZilla.
* Opera Homepage
* Opera On Wikipedia
Trillian is another multi-protocol instant messaging program, coming with IRC support as well. There are currently two available versions of Trillian: Basic and Pro. Both have IRC support, so there's no need to buy the Pro version.
Trillian on Wikipedia
XChat is an IRC client that rivals mIRC not only in power but also in popularity.
It was originally completely free and open-source, but now it only remains free for Linux.
The Windows version is available to try at the homepage, while there is a version compiled by someone else (for free) available at silverex. Keep in mind that the latest free compiled version is still many steps behind the latest official release, and that it is compiled from the Linux source (freely available), rather than the source used in official Windows releases, meaning that free compiled versions may not function as well as the official releases.
X-Chat on Wikipedia
For those who don't want to install more software on their computer, Mibbit is the solution. You can register an account to store all your servers and channels so you don't have to do it each time you go to the site, but you can always use it without an account.
Mibbit On Wikipedia
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