At California State University, Northridge, the Web Project supports two Java IRC programs:
Java IRC is the simplest form of chatting. To use java IRC, you do not need a separate program. It is web-based, so you only need to be using a Java-capable web browser like Netscape 4.0 or Internet Explorer 4.0 or later version. If you are a MAC user, you will need Internet Explorer 4.5.
To enable Java, in Netscape, click on "Edit," and then on "Preferences."
When the "Preferences" box opens, select "Advanced," then "Enable Java," and then click on "OK. "