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There are a range of IRC clients most of which take some getting used to - here are some recommendations:
 
There are a range of IRC clients most of which take some getting used to - here are some recommendations:
 
=== Cross Platform ===
 
=== Cross Platform ===
Pidgin ([http://www.pidgin.im/]) - Does just about everything chat-wise.
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* Pidgin ([http://www.pidgin.im/]) - Does just about everything chat-wise.
 
=== Windows ===
 
=== Windows ===
mIRC ([http://www.mirc.com/get.html]) - The most popular IRC client (free but you get messages on startup asking you to pay)
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* mIRC ([http://www.mirc.com/get.html]) - The most popular IRC client (free but you get messages on startup asking you to pay)
 
=== Linux ===
 
=== Linux ===
XChat ([http://www.xchat.org/download/]) - Windows version isn't free but a nice GUI linux chat client.
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* XChat ([http://www.xchat.org/download/]) - Windows version isn't free but a nice GUI linux chat client.
irssi ([http://irssi.org/download]) - Console based IRC client, clean and highly configurable.
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* irssi ([http://irssi.org/download]) - Console based IRC client, clean and highly configurable.
 
=== Web-based ===
 
=== Web-based ===
mibbit ([http://www.mibbit.com/chat/]) - Browser based chat client, try to use a real client where possible.
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* mibbit ([http://www.mibbit.com/chat/]) - Browser based chat client, try to use a real client where possible.

Revision as of 15:24, 15 September 2009

Note: If you already have a Tardis account this tutorial explains the best method to connect to Tardis IRC.

IRC is an online chat protocol which Tardis uses for day-to-day communication.

Connection Information

Server: irc.imaginarynet.org.uk Port: 6667 Channel: #tardis

Clients

There are a range of IRC clients most of which take some getting used to - here are some recommendations:

Cross Platform

  • Pidgin ([1]) - Does just about everything chat-wise.

Windows

  • mIRC ([2]) - The most popular IRC client (free but you get messages on startup asking you to pay)

Linux

  • XChat ([3]) - Windows version isn't free but a nice GUI linux chat client.
  • irssi ([4]) - Console based IRC client, clean and highly configurable.

Web-based

  • mibbit ([5]) - Browser based chat client, try to use a real client where possible.