10 IRC client for Linux

For many like me IRC is the main chat medium to share information about things we love. Be it linux, Ubuntu, games, whatever; there are always channels with many like minded people to talk to. There are a huge number of IRC clients out there, listing them all for me would be an impossible task. However, I could list 10 IRC clients I have used over the years, which are also quite popular among IRC/Linux community.

So here is my list of 10 IRC clients I have used over the years and have enjoyed them, one way or another. This list is not a “Top 10″ list or “10 most used” list; and most of them are not exclusive to linux OS.