Personal choice as everything is. I'm currently using mIRC. I've used AcidMax, Invision, Excursion, xChat. The only thing I dind't like about xChat is, you can't tile your windows (channels). I usually have about 8 - 10 channels/windows going at the same time.
Annoying scripts you mean.
I despise those damned scripts, you know what system you have, you don't need to flood a channel with every single last detail of it if someone asks you what your cpu/main board/graphics is/are.
I know there are options to show seperate stats, but no-one ever uses them, even then the colours are plain annoying.
mIRC scripts are another thing that get to me, whats the point, as I say they're not handy, if you really must use mIRC (and pay for it!) then write your own scripts, it's not difficult.
Teddy, IRC clients are the same as operating systems, and web browsers, try them all and see which suits you the best.
It's just user preference.
As i've blatantly shown, I despise mIRC, and personally use X-Chat and B!tchX every day.
I would recommend you to try bersirc(.com) over mIRC though, as it's virtually the same and free.
I used it for about 3 years too, When the rooms I were on went idle I used to sit and script loads of stuff for it, before I deleted it my mIRC folder was around 580mb in size.
When I first used x-Chat (on linux) I thought it was a cool client, but when I was using Windows I thought it was a bit wierd, after a while though I found that I liked X-Chat more and more and found mIRC more tiresome and annoying, so I deleted the lot.
see the attached file for mIRC v2.1 and see how much its changed between 1995 and 2003, there's more new features in v6.03 (latest to date), but you can tell it's still the same ol' mIRC :happy:
There's so many scripts and addons out there, why bother making the initial file huge like some of the scripts? It's small and over the years it has added some basic features requested by its users. Hell, there's probably more options in plain mirc than there is in most of the other clients out there.
Ep, glad to see you come back and tidy up...did want to ask a one day favor, I want to enhance my resume , was hoping you could make me administrator for a day, if so, take me right off since I won't be here to do anything, and don't know the slightest about the board, but it would be nice putting "served administrator osnn", if can do, THANKS