IceChat IRC Client

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  • 3.0 stars

    "Steps forward and backward"

    October 25, 2006  |   By highlander2000

    Pros

    If you don't touch anything you don't need to touch in the GUI, then this program is stable and functional. I especially appreciate the automatic configuration of IceChat to networks behind routers. My router's port forwarding doesn't work properly, and I could never get mIRC to work because of that. However, I had IceChat 7 up and running in seconds after installation, and I was successfully able to DCC files on IRC. How easy is that?

    Cons

    Bugs - For instance, when trying to move the tab bar to the bottom, the client crashes. Also, the program shuts down randomly, like when I try to close other windows or click certain buttons on the download/upload interface. I don't get that at all.

    I still have issues with my uploads in this client. I have fast cable (5 Mbps down, 512 kbps up) and can only upload at 15 KB/s max, while I can upload the same file to the same user on MSN Messenger at 35-40 KB/s. I am able to receive files at high speed on IceChat, however.

    Also, the GUI isn't as easy on the eyes as IceChat 5 - it's much too busy seeming. And I don't like the bottom-up scrolling of text (IceChat 5 had top-down).

    I recommend downloading both IceChat 5 and 7 and comparing for yourself which client you prefer. I was not totally pleased with the upgrade, and I continue to use IceChat 5 instead of 7.

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