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How to get started with IRC

If you're reading this you're probably new to IRC. I was new too, so I'll try to help you.

IRC is pretty simple - it's a system to talk to people online instantly - just like instant messaging like AIM, gtalk (aka Jabber), or MSN. It's commonly used to talk to a bunch of people at once, and that's how sugar labs uses it as well.

Just like with instant messaging, you can use software that runs on your computer or through a website.

To chat via a website, click here:

There's a list of IRC clients that you can install and run on your computer here:

I have only used XChat and Colloquoy