For example, you can download Pidgin here. It runs in Linux, MS Windows and Mac OS X. When you start Pidgin for the first time it should look approximately like this: File:Pidgin screen1.png Now we need to add an IRC account. Put "irc.netrusk.net" in the "server" field and your nickname for "server name". This will be your name on the server(you can change it later). Save these settings and press "connect". You will see something like this: Now type "/join #xmoto"(FIXME) or press Buddies->Join a chat in the main window. That's all, you are connected.