Can you please told we how we can use the irc (Internet relay chat) this name was just new to me ***what i heared about this is that this is online community for sharing various queries ... is there any other utilty through which we can share linux related queries through online chatting. linux
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For using IRC there are basically 2 options:
You also need to decide on the network you want to use, if you're looking for generic Linux help, you're probably best of trying your luck on either freenode or OFTC - both have generic Linux help channels as well as channels for most distributions.
Regarding the client, most networks do offer a hosted webchat - take a look on their website to find out more.
Desktop clients are available for all platforms, both free / OSS and paid. Which client you use is a matter of personal taste - you might want to take a look at this section in the IRC-Wiki, as well as the list of unfinished entries there.
Feel free to follow up if you want to know more :)