In this two-part guide, we’ll learn what IRC is, tips to use it, and some basic commands to get you started. In part one of this guide, we’ll focus on introducing IRC and getting you set up to use it on your computer. Specifically, we’ll cover:
- What is IRC?
- Who Uses IRC?
- What is a Client?
- What is a Server?
- What are Channels, Networks, and Servers?
- Download and Install Pidgin, an IRC Client
- Configure Pidgin for IRC