Irc chat

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One of the best ways to get questions answered is to ask them to other users. This is what IRC (internet relay chat) is about. While participating you can ask and at the same time you are encouraged to answer other users' questions when you are able to. I will describe two possibilities here, using a web site for chatting and using a chat program. The chat program will give you a bit more comfort, on the other hand it needs to be installed before using it.

Chat via web browser

The following instructions can be viewed as a video here.

To join a chat on KDE,

  • point your browser to
  • decide for a nickname for yourself and enter it
  • as channel, enter #kde
  • enter the text that is shown graphically (it is a captcha to keep away spammers)
  • click on Connect

You will get a chance to talk with all other participants on the channel #kde. To join another channel (about fedora in this example), enter

/join #fedora

This looks cool, ddnnloaoiwg now just from the screens it actually looks *very* similar to something I was trying to create using the Battlezone 2 engine ie: Homeworld style RTS from the cockpit if you are interested check out Epic project on my blog at Do you have a designer on board?