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IRC Clients for Unix/X

IRC Reviews / IRC programs / Unix (Linux, Solaris, FreeBSD, etc) with the X Window System (XFree86, CDE, Gnome, KDE, etc.; Mac OS X clients are listed under MacOS)

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Name Reviews Home page
Bezerk   [LOST!] IRC client written with the GTK toolkit; developed by Tony...
cIRCus :-( [obsoleted by MOST IRC] Graphical IRC client by Ivo van der Wijk and...
conspire   A lightweight GTK2 IRC client, originally a fork of x-chat. The Web...
dirc   dirc is a tcl based client. You have to edit config.tcl; this client ...
eIRC   This has been rewritten as KeIRC I think. Uses Motif; Multiple...
EthioIRC   EthioIRC is a (UNIX/X11) client based on smallirc, for ethiopic IRC...
FoxIRC   German X-Forms-based client. This appears to be different from the...
IRCat-Lite   A Japanese IRC client using Gnome/gtk
Jarl   Jarl is a Perl/Tk Jabber Client that supports messaging with optional ...
keirc   Keirc is a powerful Internet Relay Chat client program written for...
kIRC   [dead; latest update was June 1998] An IRC client for the KDE desktop ...
Konversation   A KDE chat client, with a long list of features.
Kopete   The KDE Instant Messenger. Kopete is an instant messenger supporting...
ksirc   The default IRC client included with the KDE desktop.
kVirc   KVirc is a powerful Visual Internet Relay Chat Client for KDE....
LostIRC   Open source multi-channel IRC client in early stages of development,...
minIRC   MinIRC is an extremely small IRC client written in tcl/Tk. It has...
MostIRC :-( Graphical IRC client by Ivo van der Wijk and Mark de boer, for Linux...
NetPlug   Actually works on any tcl/tk platform.
nitz_2000irc   Nitz_2000 is a graphical IRC Client with a new, radically-advanced...
nova   [defunct] (use xchat instead) A gnome/gtk-based multi-protocol chat...
olirc   [not sure I have the right links here] A small irc client using...
Pircy   Pircy is a collection of sirc scripts and a small patch to sirc that...
Q-Irc   A KDE-based client for X. Limited features (e.g. no DC Chat), but...
Quassel IRC   Quassel is a multi-platform graphical IRC program that lets you...
QuIRC   Themabble. Written in C++ with tcl/tk scripting. A Red Hat package is ...
RoxIRC   RoxIRC is a graphical IRC client written in tcl/tk. It provides a...
savIRC   [GPL] A multi-platform tcl-based multi-window scriptable client with...
SmIRC   SmIRC is an X11R6 IRC client, based on the Motif widget set. SmIRC...
SPX   [defunct?] Sula Primerix, or simply SPX, is a multiple-server IRC...
sula   programmable multiple server IRC client with many extension...
tkirc   obsoleted by tkirc2
tkirc2   A rewrite of tkirc, GUI front end to ircII with multiple windows,...
WeeChat   WeeChat (Wee Enhanced Environment for Chat) is a fast and light IRC...
X-Chat ***** X-Chat is a fully featured IRC client by Peter Zelezny; it uses the...
xfirc   [dead?] xfirc is an extensible IRC client written in Java. It uses...
XgIRC   [dead?] Uses GTK, the Gimp toolkit. It seems to have a rather long...
xIrc   An X11-based IRC client by Joe Croft, using the C++ Qt library. The...
yagIRC   [dead?] Yet Another GTK+ IRC" client. It is a graphical IRC client by ...
Zipper   [old] Linux X/TCL/Tk based IRC client. Supports many functions...
Zircon ***** A powerful IRC client written by Lindsay Marshall in tcl/Tk. If you...

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