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Average score 3.4 (based on 10 votes)

given by KBG on February 6, 2007

To me, the best IRC client for linux without a doubt! very nice interface to go with great features.

given by Josh Clark on March 10, 2007

The Windows version is not free. It has a 30-day trial, then the developers require a US$19.95 payment to register it. For Linux this may be a great FOSS tool, but for Windows it is not.

given by Anonymous on June 30, 2007

Costs for Windows, yet open source? Okay....

given by Anonymous on July 23, 2007

Well that is bullshit Windows hating for you.

given by Anonymous on July 24, 2007

there are free versions of xchat for win32, like the ones from or you could list those aswell, instead of saying it's paid.

given by Anonymous on August 7, 2007

given by Anonymous on April 14, 2008

It is still open-source for Windows too. You can download the source and compile it yourself, for no charge even. Thankfully Silverex has done it for you already. ;) This and HydraIRC are both excellent IRC clients for Windows.

given by James on April 21, 2009

Thank you to whoever recommended This is a great chat client, but adding persistent registry hooks and surprise charges after 30 days is entirely inconsistent with the spirit of open source software.

given by Anonymous on May 22, 2010

now i found an other, more up-to-date build called xchat-wdk, it's pretty cool

given by Anonymous on July 16, 2010

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