Top 12 XChat for Linux Alternatives

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  1. HexChat is a fork of XChat with bug fixes and new features.

  2. Irssi is a terminal based IRC client for UNIX systems.

  3. Pidgin is an easy to use and free chat client used by millions. Connect to AIM, MSN, Yahoo, and more chat networks all at once.

  4. QIR

    Quassel IRC is a modern, cross-platform, distributed IRC client based on the Qt4 framework.

  5. KVIrc is a free portable IRC client based on the excellent Qt GUI toolkit.

  6. WC

    WeeChat is a fast, light and extensible chat client.

  7. A hand-crafted IRC client that you can enjoy. Designed to be used easily and freely.

  8. IRCCloud is a modern IRC client that keeps you connected, with none of the baggage. Stay synced and notified wherever you are with our web and mobile apps.

  9. Miranda IM is the smaller, faster, easier instant messenger with support for multiple protocols.

  10. Smuxi is a free and user-friendly IRC / Twitter / Facebook Chat / gTalk / XMPP client for Linux, Windows and Mac OS X