MIRC free substitute. Chat client

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Hi there!

I was using mIRC to chat on IRC client. Now, a message popped-up saying  that I have consumed my free 30-day trial, so have to buy it for further usage. I was wondering if there are some open sources folks out there who shout about freedom.

Do they have anything like it?
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Answered By 0 points N/A #110196

MIRC free substitute. Chat client

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Certainly.

There are some open source wonderful Messengers like Mirunda, Pidgin etc., these are unique because, they not only work for IRC but also on a variety of regular Messaging Systems like Gmail and Hotmail.

Answered By 200 points N/A #110197

MIRC free substitute. Chat client

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I tried to install Pidgin, but its not working for some GTK or something. The installer stops at the time it reaches "download GTK".

Answered By 0 points N/A #110198

MIRC free substitute. Chat client

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I don’t know your full problem, but you can also try "xchat”.  It is a very comprehensive and powerful tool, only targeted for IRC. Has a lot of similarities with mIRC, so it would be a good option and it is open source too.

http://xchat.org/

Answered By 200 points N/A #110199

MIRC free substitute. Chat client

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Thanks, this was kind of substitute I was looking for.

Answered By 200 points N/A #110200

MIRC free substitute. Chat client

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Sorry for my earlier happy face. It's not free as you said! I thought you meant really free or does open source differ from being really free?

It gives me the same registration notice at the top, stating that I have 30 more days to register!

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Answered By 0 points N/A #110201

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Ooops ! I forgot the Windows version of xchat is proprietary. I guess you are on MS Windows. You still have an option.

http://www.silverex.org/download/

Built from the very source code of open source project xchat. This is the way open source prevents soft wares from being commercial from free.

Answered By 200 points N/A #110202

MIRC free substitute. Chat client

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Thanks! That’s a really nice job done there! I am really impressed. It looked better than the original one.

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