TODO - add my offline notes
A console IRC client.
An IRC client.
Hey, not bad once it's been configured.
I've used XChat on and off, on a couple of distributions. I've never bothered much with IRC though, so my usage is light at best.
Group text chat functionality.
I don't really use it any more, but when I do I use XChat.
Internet Relay Chat
Instant messagers -- Some support IRC