What chat clients do you /g/uys use and why?
There are NO good IRC clients for Windows and its fucking annoying.
>mIRC: lol paying
>HydraIRC: no updates since 2008
>Everything else: shitty loonix ports with non-native GTK+ widgets
I would still say HydraIRC is the best one to use anyways even if its super old
I'm using HexChat.
Because I'm not a basement dweller with will and time to configure a client that requires age to set it properly and I like guis that have been invented for a reason.
Also I made my HexChat scripts.
on windows, miranda IM, because it's the only usable AND configurable client.
can't really find a good replacement on linux. kde telepathy and gajim seem ok. pidgin is cancerous bloat.
>have irssi running on home server
>ssh into home server for irssi from desktop PC
>ssh into home server for irssi from laptop or phone when I'm not at home
It just werks, truly irssi is the best IRC client
Konversation is best for handling many channels on a single server (ie Freenode), great bookmarking and UI
XChat/HexChat are good if you like to go on multiple servers at the same time
Textual is best on OSX but is not free
Colloquy is free and ok, but a few things about it hold it back
it really is, its the only one i found that did not crash randomly. It had a UI that is pretty well designed for a 4" touch screen. Best of all it uses barely anyram so the OS never sees a reason to kill it.
Apparently it was fixed in later versions, though. I think this was 3.16 ? Maybe.
this but on one of my hosted servers since it uses almost no resources. Love having global notifications to phone through it and pushbullet, all that data scraping, the ability to use twitter through it and more.
IRC clients use shit-all for resources; all you need for hardware is a Raspberry Pi and an SD card with an OS on it. It draws like three watts under load and is dead silent.
>set up RPi with a static IP (and a public IPv6 address if you've got an IPv6 subnet at home)
>forward port 22 to that IP on your router (and allow inbound port 22 to the Pi's IPv6 address if you've got IPv6)
>install screen or tmux for persistence
>install irssi or weechat for a client
>start your client inside your persistence tool
It is dead, Hexchat took over its development
> A single-user license costs US$20.00
I use mIRC because its the most feature rich client and is also stable as fuck. If the US army uses it, its because its good