Internet Relay Chat (IRC) is a popular form and forum of communication for many Linux developers and users because it allows an interactive, real-time exchange of information and ideas. To use IRC, you must have an IRC client and the address of a network and server hosting the desired chat channel for your discussions.
You can use the
irc.freenode.net IRC server, or one listed at www.freenode.net/ to chat with other Ubuntu users. Some current channels are as follows:
#Ubuntu—General chat about Ubuntu
#edubuntu—General chat ...