an IRC server and join a network, join channels, and participate in world-wide conversations.
There are a wide variety of IRC client applications.
open source software Mozilla web browser includes a built-in IRC client application called ChatZilla! which provides a good basic capability. The following sites provide sources for other stand-alone IRC client applications:
- Indexes. The
following sites provide indexes of IRC clients:
- Windows. The following are popular
- Macintosh. The following are popular Macintosh
- Other. The following clients run on various other
- Historical. Historical IRC applications include:
- BeOS: Felix
- Mac: Homer, MacIRC
- OS/2: OpenChat/2
- Windows: FIRC, Shizzam.