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Just a quick question because I've seen my XChat expire for Windows and they want me to pay for a subscription....
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    Is XChat free for Linux?


    Just a quick question because I've seen my XChat expire for Windows and they want me to pay for a subscription.

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    Welcome to the forums!

    I guess it must be free, as I've never paid for it, or nor have I been asked to pay.
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    Woah!
    I never knew you had to pay a "Registration Fee" for Windows versions of Xchat, that's kind of awesome!
    Yes, the Linux version is still free and never expires...unless the Xchat developers change the license.
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    Maybe someone rebuilt it with a subscription? Just scrap that version it's definitely free software. It's available in the repos of most distributions anyway and you won't have to pay for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigtomrodney View Post
    Maybe someone rebuilt it with a subscription? Just scrap that version it's definitely free software. It's available in the repos of most distributions anyway and you won't have to pay for it.
    That was my initial reaction too but I looked on the Xchat website, you must pay a "Registration Fee" after 30 days for all Windows versions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeTbob View Post
    That was my initial reaction too but I looked on the Xchat website, you must pay a "Registration Fee" after 30 days for all Windows versions.
    Good to know... I'm not much of an IRC'er myself, but this sounds like just one more good reason that some folks might want to gravitate toward Linux.
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    yep. i have windows 7 and ubuntu running on dual boot right now. get the best of both worlds i guess.

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    It is free for Linux, you do have to pay for the Windows version, but you can compile the source for Windows. It's not a clean build since it's designed for Linux, but it does work and there's no registration fee, you just have to compile it yourself.

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    Forget XChat and go with KVIRC.

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    I use pidgin - it's free on both Windows and Linux/Unix. Works well, and supports just about every IM protocol.
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