You may want to explore a variety of other types of tools, depending on your needs. This section covers some pointers to get you started, so if you go to Chapter 16 and want to add the appropriate software (or find yourself digging through menus and wondering what the program may be called), you aren’t completely lost.
|✓||IRC programs: Although the IM clients support IRC (Internet Relay Chat) these days, you may prefer a program that’s used only for IRC. Common programs for this purpose are X-Chat and KIRC.|
|✓||File sharing: LimeWire is a popular file-sharing application if you want to use the Gnutella network.|
|✓||RSS readers: Firefox has a number of RSS extensions designed for it. In addition, Straw is a popular RSS program.|
In general, if you’re not sure what programs to use, do a Web search on the type of thing you want to do (like RSS) and the word Linux.