Most people use the IRC clients such as Pidgin, XChat,
kopete and many others for on-line conversations;
Im quite keen on Pidgin but the other day I was introduced to Irssi which is a terminal based IRC client and
pretty brilliant in my opinion.
I spend a lot of time on various IRC channels and like most
users generally use a tabbed
view so the feature that sold Irssi to
me was the ability to have all the
channels displayed in one terminal, that way (If you have the time) you can
see ALL conversations in ALL channels jumping in when something takes your
fancy rather than scrolling back to find out what the heck people have been discussing
while you was in another channel. Plus it looks really cool with 4 or 5
channels printing to the screen all at once.
Im still very much a novice with it but I have started my
own Installation and Usage HOWTO which Ill add too from time to time more as a
reference for me than anything else.