From Ubuntu Terminal screen (Applications > Accessories > Terminal), type:
taufanlubis@toshiba:~$ sudo apt-get install xchat
[sudo] password for taufanlubis:
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How to run?
Open Applications > Internet > XChat IRC
First you have to create your Nick Name and User Name.
Select a Network (for example, ‘FreeNode‘) then click ‘Connect’ button.
After you are connected with FreeNode server, there are 3 options that you can choose. If you are a new, I suggest to select ‘Open the Channel-List Window’.
There will be thousands channels displayed. You can filter the list. Type your key words in Find text box and click search button.
Choose a channel that you want to join and click ‘Join Channel‘.
You will get Welcome Words and it’s ready to use.