IMIRC is an AOL Instant Messenger to IRC gateway. It connects to an IRC network as an IRC server, so it requires a local ircd to run. IMIRC creates nicknames for AIM users as they sign on, and converts HTML codes, which are used by AIM for formatting, to IRC's control code equivalents. Please note that you must either have your own working IRC server or you must find someone willing to let you link to theirs.
Beonex Communicator is Mozilla polished for end users. It contains Navigator, Mailnews, Composer, and ChatZilla. Navigator has support for key web standards and a convenient interface. For example, it eases searching the Internet, similar to Apple's Sherlock on Macintosh. The Bookmark Manager can deal with huge collections of bookmarks and allows you to overview and sort them while you are surfing. If you want, you can track the latest headlines or webcams using the Sidebar. The Mailnews client supports multiple IMAP, POP3 and/or news accounts for each user, so you can download and manage all your email from various accounts in one place and store them on your computer or the server. Beonex puts a strong emphasis on security, privacy, and netiquette, to protect the private or confidential information on your computer and to encourage fairness.
CGI:IRC is a Perl/CGI program that allows you to use IRC from a Web browser without having to have access to an IRC port. It does not use Java, but it does need a browser capable of rendering frames. It can be used on a Web page to allow users to chat, or it can be used to access chat from behind a firewall.
DarkFire IRCd is an efficient, modern, and flexible IRC server used primarily on the DarkFire IRC Network. Originally based on Dreamforge, it has numerous enhancements and a wider variety of features. It features an efficient server to server protocol, a wide variety of user and operator commands, and a flexible protocol.