Originally Published: Thursday, 17 February 2000 Author: Jeff Alami
Published to: Internal News/General Announcements Page: 1/1 - [Printable]

Review: The Book of IRC

"Whole books can be written about IRC, how to use it, and its community. And this is exactly when No Starch Press did with its publication of The Book of IRC, written by Alex Charalabidis."

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"IRC, or Internet Relay Chat, is one of the most addictive uses of the Internet. It's also one of the most useful. IRC, and the #debian channel on the OpenProjects network, is what helped me learn most of the basics I know about Linux today. So maybe those late nights chatting weren't a total waste."

"IRC is used by many in the Linux and Free Software communities. Linux.com uses it for its support network (#linuxhelp on irc.linux.com) and for its staff members to communicate in real-time. Several Free Software projects, such as Stampede, Debian, and KDE, make IRC an integral part of their communication between developers."

"Anyway, whole books can be written about IRC, how to use it, and its community. And this is exactly when No Starch Press did with its publication of The Book of IRC, written by Alex Charalabidis. While mostly emphasizing on learning how to use IRC, the book does discuss a bit about its culture and history."

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