is an open-source IRC client with an attractive and easy to use interface.
It supports DCC Chat and File transfers, Connecting to multiple servers,
Dockable Floating Tabbed Windows, Autohiding Windows, DLL Plugins, Channel
Monitoring, Message Logs, Event Viewer, Themes, Color schemes, Buddy groups,
Audible and Visual Notifications , Reg-Exp Highlighting, Favorites and much
Note: HydraIRC is NOT a script, plugin or any other kind of add-on
for mIRC. In fact it's got nothing to do with mIRC at all
An IRC network is a collection of servers connected together. When you
log onto an IRC network, you are connecting to one of the servers on that
network. Since all the servers are connected to each other you are connected
to all the other users even though they may not be connected to the same
server as you. All servers on a network share and have access to the same
information. Each server knows who is on the network, what channel that
user is on, and which server the user is on as well.
A channel is similar to a chat room, when you speak, everyone else in
the channel hears you too. You can use IRC to talk in channels, or
to talk privately to your friends.
You can also use IRC to join channels that are dedicated to file-sharing,
music, videos, you name it! - HydraIRC allows you to send and receive files
via the DCC protocol.