or many like me IRC is the de-facto chat medium to share information about things we love. Be either Hacking, linux, Ubuntu, games, whatever; there are always channels with like minded people to talk to. With wide variety of IRC Channels comes a wide variety of IRC clients. This is such a list of IRC clients for Linux.
1. Centerim: Centerim is a fork of the centericq instant messaging client. Centerim is a text mode menu- and window-driven IM client program that supports the ICQ2000, Yahoo!, AIM, MSN, IRC and Jabber protocols.