The WFTL Guide to IRC, Part Deux

In the first part of this series, I introduced you to the concepts behind IRC. The second installment is somewhat more practical in nature and focuses on the default IRC client used by most distributions running the GNOME desktop. This is Peter Železný’s XChat. This program has been around for a long time, but to this day, XChat remains one of my two favorite IRC clients (I’ll tell you about the other one in another installment). These days, XChat is also available for people running Windows; yet another way to do a favor for those friends of yours who are …