IRC: What are the basics and how can I use iChat with it?

Discussion in 'Mac Help/Tips' started by King Cobra, May 2, 2003.

  1. King Cobra macrumors 603

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    I'll need to know how to work IRC. What is best for OS X and for ease of use?
     
  2. awulf macrumors 6502

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    Well the easiest to use IRC client would be Fire
    http://fire.sourceforge.net/
    Thats the one I use most of the time

    An advanced IRC client with many features is Ircle
    http://www.ircle.com/ But it isn't hard to use in my opinion.

    For a web based client, which is esay to use and set up (change some settings and drop it int your CGI-Executables folder in the webserver folder)
    http://cgiirc.sourceforge.net/
     
  3. shakespeare macrumors 6502

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    Unless I'm very much mistaken, there's no way iChat will work with IRC.
     
  4. proxyma macrumors newbie

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  5. mmmdreg macrumors 65816

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    hmm...I liked bitchX...you can get it from the fink package manager...you might want to know how to use that kinda stuff first though...bitchx.org for more info.
     
  6. peterjhill macrumors 65816

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    Fire is too buggy for me, I like snak, look for it on version tracker.
     
  7. melchior macrumors 65816

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    in OS X i always used bitchx, but then i found X-Chat Aqua. it's a port of the unix app and it brings with it a great deal of ease of use and functionality.

    really, it's good! http://xchataqua.sourceforge.net/
     
  8. TonicAngel macrumors regular

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    I just started using a irc program called iRC from version tracker. It seems to be the best one that I've found. I love mIRC for windows, and this seemed to be a good alternative. If only I could find some more plugins for it and I'd be set :)

    I absolutely ADORE my new 17" imac :D :D
     
  9. melchior macrumors 65816

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    why does this thread keep getting resurrected, kind weird.

    anyway, the only good thing about mirc, and it's a pretty big thing is it's total scriptability. scripts make mIrc a really powerful piece of software. amazing really. but by itself, it was really just a hunk of junk.

    i checked out iRC and it was not particulrly great. give X-Chat aqua a try, you might like it.
     

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