IRC is a good way of engaging with the Linux community. Being able to tap into the wealth of knowledge of individuals logged into IRC enables users to engage directly with developers and other users of distributions and applications. IRC is not just limited to obtaining and giving technical support to others; it can be used for many other activities. To provide an insight into the quality of software that is available, we have compiled a list of 11 praiseworthy IRC clients. There's a mix of graphical and console based applications included. Hopefully, there will be something of interest for all types of users. We give our strongest recommendation to HexChat, WeeChat, and Polari.
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