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Re: What are the best windowed IRC clients, and which are apt-get'able?

On Monday 20 October 2003 22:29, hereon1@fastmail.us wrote:
> On Mon, 20 Oct 2003 18:03:52 -0400, "Nathaniel W. Turner"
> How does Konversation compare to KVIrc?  Why should a person prefer
> Konversation?

Well, the Konversation authors seem to have usability as their main goal---and 
I think they're doing a great job.  Konversation, even in its current beta 
version is easy to use and already quite powerful.

I can't really speak about KVIrc, as the last time I used it was awhile ago.  
The KVIrc I used then was a confusing mess of nonstandard widgets that 
appeared to have been thrown together with little regard for usability.  It 
didn't even use a standard KDE menu bar; it had some sort of horizontal 
collection of text buttons or something that sort of looked like a menu, but 
didn't behave quite like one.  I found it very difficult to use.

However, it sounds like Robin Verduijn has been working hard to improve KVIrc.  
I'm suspect it's much better now.

You should really try both IRC clients and see which you like better.  In the 
end, only you will know what is best for you.  =)


Nathaniel W. Turner
Tel: +1 508 579 1948 (mobile)

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