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Thursday, January 26th, 2012, 9:47 pm

Konversation: Best IRC Client for GNU/Linux


XCHAT is a GNOME/GTK classic and it comes in many flavours, for different operating systems as well. To GNU/Linux users, XChat is like mIRC, an all-time classic (I used it when I was 14). But XChat is not the best thing out there. Its principal drawback is not the toolkits it uses, which render it ugly under KDE (even with QCurve). Its main drawbacks are the lack of functionality; Quassel and Konversation not only look better but also do a whole lot of stuff. But overall, Konversation is the winner among the two and it keeps getting better. I was stuck with XChat for almost 2 years (under KDE) until I discovered Konversation through recommendation from Sebastian. If you are using anything other than Konversation, do consider giving it a go. Quassel was a little too messy when I tried it, but if things have improved, please leave a recommendation or suggestion.

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