I am looking for a IRC client for the terminal that has colors, user list and just generally looks awesome ;) Any recommendations? There are loads of IRC clients in the repositories and I don't want to download them all to find the best one.
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IRSSI - The client of the future http://www.irssi.org/
sudo apt-get install irssi
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Quassel is a really good client in this way. In addition, it can be split in core and client and hence allow multiple computers all connected with the same user name.
I think one of the best IRC clients (ncurses based) is BitchX. It's included by default in the Fedora distros and it might be, in the future, shipped with Ubuntu.
BitchX had several security vulnerabilities, which were fixed lately. You can check BitchX 1.2 (NEW flavor, very nice) on GitHUB: Bitchx is awesome!
I recommend it for all of you who are nostalgic about good old times, also for those eager to experiment.
Another interesting IRC client is IRCII, you can find it here: ircII is awesome!
Thanks to all for them!