I want to get in the IRC chat rooms and was wondering what clients are good. I downloaded both BitchX and XChat and was throughly disapointed. There are better clients availible right? BitchX being compleltly text based and Xchat had quite a few bugs and lack of functionality. Maybe there is scripts availible for XChat that make it worthwhile?

Second I am trying to get a program that will handle rar files any suggestions?