Archive for the ‘IRC’ Category

Review of Chatzilla 0.9.72 For Mozilla Firefox

March 18, 2006

For those who want an IRC extension without downloading a huge (and expensive) program, try Chatzilla.  If you have Windows 98, 98SE, ME, NT 4.0, 2000, XP, Server 2003, Linux kernel – 2.2.14 with glibc 2.32, XFree86-3.36, gtk+2.0, fontconfig/xft, libstdc++5, Fedora Core 4, or Macintosh OSX 10.2 or later, download Firefox.  Then, go to http://www.hacksrus.com/~ginda/chatzilla/ to get Chatzilla.  Chatzilla is a very simple program.  But if you need IRC, try it.  Here’s what we found:

Voice: None.
Video: None.
File Transfer: Not Tested.  You need DCC to use this tool.  Go to http://chatzilla.hacksrus.com/faq/#dcc for more.
Smileys: Subpar.
Games: None.
Interface: Bad.  Command line.
Bottom Line: If you need IRC, then get Chatzilla.  Otherwise, get Gaim or something else.

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