HexChat – IRC client similar to AmIRC

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http://ubuntuguide.net – HexChat is an IRC chat program. It allows you to join multiple IRC channels (chat rooms) at the same time, talk publicly, private one-on-one conversations etc. HexChat is based on XChat, but unlike XChat it’s completely free for both Windows and Unix-like systems. Since XChat is open source, it’s perfectly legal. For more info, please read the Shareware Background. Install HexChat in Ubuntu: HexChat stable PPA provides packages for Ubuntu 12.10, 12.04, 11.10, and 11.04. Launch a terminal window from the dash or press Ctrl+Alt+T. Copy and paste this command into terminal and hit en (HowTos)