"Everyone loves IRC (stands for Internet Relay Chat; a kind of
group chat room often used by open source/free software projects
and developers, or as support channels), unfortunately the open
source IRC clients out there are often hidden away. In this week's
article, I'm going to show you how to set up your IRC client in
under 5 minutes using only free software.
"The IRC client I've chosen for this article is ChatZilla.
Mainly because ChatZilla is a Firefox extension, and can be
installed and run on any OS that runs Firefox 1.0 or higher (and
comes prebundled with SeaMonkey)..."